Microsoft has actually kicked off the development process for Windows 8; the details were published on a blog post from January 31st, 2010, titled “What’s in store for the next Windows.” The post has now been removed, but users can still access via Google Cache and read it embedded below. Another aspect discussed in the article is the Windows 8 moniker. According to the PM, there’s little point in calling the successor of Windows 7 Windows 8, since the label is not definitive. Steven Sinofsky objected in the past to the use of Windows 8 label for Windows vNext. And of course, there’s no guarantee that Windows 8 will be the official brand under which the next iteration of the client will be released to customers, even though codename Windows 7 ended up as Windows 7.
A Different Perspective: Whats in store for the next Windows -