A newly discovered job listing on Microsoft's careers website hints strongly that the company is looking to update future versions of Windows on a much more rapid basis, with the post stating, "We are creating a new system that will fundamentally change the way Windows is shipping to put the ecosystem at the center of Windows."
The job post for a Software Engineer begins with a series of questions for the applicant:
The implication is that Microsoft is working to form this Mission Control team in order to quickly get information about issues in future versions of Windows and then quickly solve them and get patches out as soon as they are ready, rather than wait for a monthly "Patch Tuesday" update as the company normally does with Windows and other PC software products.
Microsoft is getting ready to officially reveal its plans for the next version of Windows, code named Threshold and which may or may not be called Windows 9. The company plans to hold a press event in San Francisco on September 30 to talk about their plans, specifically for the enterprise audience. However, the last couple of weeks have seen a number of leaked screenshots and videos from an early build of Threshold hit the Internet, which have shown features such as virtual desktops, the new Start menu for the desktop and more.
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