Microsoft kicked off its building Windows 8 blog on Monday.
Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows Division at Microsoft, unveiled the first blog entry in what will become a catalogue for the building of Windows 8. “Building the next release of Microsoft Windows is an industry-wide effort that Microsoft approaches with a strong sense of responsibility and humility,” said Sinofsky. The big focus for Microsoft’s Windows 8 play is “reimagining” how Windows will work on new and old devices.
“Windows 8 reimagines Windows. That’s a big statement and one that we will return to throughout this blog. It is also important to know that we’re 100% committed to running the software and supporting the hardware that is compatible with over 400 million Windows 7 licenses already sold and all the Windows 7 yet to be sold.”
Sinofsky also addressed Microsoft’s lack of Windows 8 details and developer frustration at its confusing HTML5 vs Silverlight strategy. “We’ve heard people express frustration over how little we’ve communicated so far about Windows 8.” said Sinofsky. “We’ve certainly learned lessons over the years about the perils of talking about features before we have a solid understanding of our ability to execute.”
Sinofsky finished his post by promising to listen to feedback on Windows 8. “Feel free to send us your thoughts via comments or email—we can’t respond to every question we receive, but your suggestions for blog topics are welcome,” he said. Microsoft has also created @buildwindows8 with shortened Urls of http://win8.ms. The company plans to unveil all of its Windows 8 details at the BUILD developer conference in Los Angeles next month. Stay tuned for live coverage at WinRumors.