Windows 8: Microsoft hiring software developers for 'new anti-hacking mechanisms' and Windows SKU team

A rather telling job description popped up on Microsoft’s careers site recently looking to fill a position on the “Windows SKU team”: “Are you looking for challenging role with high visibility? Join Windows SKU team – ensures that customers have broad choice of options available when it comes time to make a purchasing decision, so […]

A rather telling job description popped up on Microsoft’s careers site recently looking to fill a position on the “Windows SKU team”: “Are you looking for challenging role with high visibility? Join Windows SKU team – ensures that customers have broad choice of options available when it comes time to make a purchasing decision, so that people can find Windows they need at a price point that’s competitive and fair. At the end of the day, what we sell to end users’re Windows SKUs and we take this responsibility very seriously.” So, with that in mind, if current line-up of SKUs stays status quo, it looks like we can count on seeing following editions of Windows 8: Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Ultimate, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8 Home Premium, Windows 8 Home Basic, Windows 8 Starter. Contiuned with Windows 8, Microsoft job posting reveals “We’re looking for an experienced software developer to help us design and build new anti-hacking mechanisms, hack detection, and work on security processor driver. The work touches many layers of operating system and includes opportunities for partnership with MS Research and other security teams at Microsoft to productize exciting innovations and ideas that help shake hackers and crackers off Microsoft products. It’sn’t for the faint of heart, but the diversity of the problem space in this area is rich in growth opportunities just waiting for the right candidate. You’ll’ve ample opportunity to diversify your skill set and grow.”

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