Though, Microsoft remains completely tight-lipped about Windows Blue, however a new job listing confirms that Windows Blue is indeed in development stage as the company is looking for a experienced SDET to join the Core Experience team in Windows Sustained Engineering (WinSE).
The February 15 job posting verifies that the Windows Bluse will include user experience improvements, and not just under-the-covers interface tweaks. Additionally, it makes a reference to Windows Phone Blue and "Excel MX."
""Excel MX," a touch-optimized version of the spreadsheet app capable of running in Metro mode." Per Microsoft Carrier site:
"We're looking for an excellent, experienced SDET to join the Core Experience team in Windows Sustained Engineering (WinSE). The Core Experience features are the centerpiece of the new Windows UI, representing most of what customers touch and see in the OS, including: the start screen; application lifecycle; windowing; and personalization. "Windows Blue promises to build and improve upon these aspects of the OS, enhancing ease of use and the overall user experience on devices and PCs worldwide"," reads the job post (via ZDNet).
"As a development lead you will hire and manage a team of top-notch developers, be personally involved in the designing and coding features, and work closely with PM and Test counterparts across multiple orgs to help realize the vision of building high quality excel app for Windows Phone Blue," the job post adds.
Below is a screenshot of the job post:
In other new, Microsoft has just put up two new videos on its Bing It On challenge series embedded below, "Jonah Ray challenges the people of Los Angeles to put their search engine to the test in the Bing It On Challenge. Watch and see for yourself that in blind comparison tests, people preferred Bing over Google for top web searches," the video descriptions read.
Head over to www.bingiton.com to try it yourself.