What you need to know
- A job listing from Microsoft lists some ways that Microsoft wants to improve Windows.
- The listing discusses improving Windows Indexer, improving the Windows Notification system, and several other areas.
- The listing specifically mentions supporting the "next major releases of Windows 10 and Windows 10X."
A new job listing from Microsoft lists several ways that Microsoft wants to improve Windows 10 (via Windows Latest). The listing is for a Software Engineering Manager that will manage the Application connectivity team in COSINE. According to the listing, the Software Engineering Manager that gets the job will help improve the performance of Windows Indexer, improve the reliability of the Windows Notification system, and "support the next major releases of Windows 10 and Windows 10X."
Microsoft is always looking to improve Windows, and it's always hiring people to achieve its goals, so seeing the listing isn't a surprise. It does, however, give some insight into a few of the goals from Microsoft. Here are all of the responsibilities listed by Microsoft:
- Improving the performance of the Windows Indexer enabling end-users to rapidly find their files and information.
- Improve reliability of Windows Notification system to support the needs of Xbox, Mobile devices and achieve 'dial-tone' reliability.
- Work with other companies and contributors making changes to the ICU codebase and support the Microsoft wide needs of localization.
- Support cloud-clipboard and application sharing.
- Work as needed to support the next major releases of Windows 10 and Windows 10X
The listing seems to emphasize improving existing products from Microsoft, including Windows Indexer and the Windows Notification system. Since the job listing discusses Windows 10 and Windows 10X, it seems likely that at least some of these improvements will make their way to a wide range of devices eventually.
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