When we discussed Windows Blue earlier this week, we noted that Microsoft hadn't officially commented on its plans for the next update to Windows and its related srvices. That has now changed, with a senior Microsoft official confirming both the project codename and the fact that it will change ahead of release.
In a post on the main Microsoft blog, corporate comms VP Frank X Shaw wrote:
Product leaders across Microsoft are working together on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as "Blue." - N.B. chances of products being named thusly are slim to none. And don't start with the "so you're telling me there's a chance" bit. :)
The post also confirms that the release is part of an attempt by Microsoft towards "continuous development" and better co-ordination between its divisions. Some the major new information about Blue is expected to emerge at the newly-announced Build developers' conference, which happens in San Francisco in late June. It's also likely that Blue will be discussed at TechEd North America, which Lifehacker will be attending as part of our World Of Servers series.
Looking Back and Springing Ahead [The Official Microsoft Blog]