Two full time Microsoft employees have allegedly had their employment terminated due to Windows 8 leaks.
Microsoft’s next-generation of Windows, named 8 internally, is currently in development and has seen a large amount of leaks recently. Several builds have been made available on file sharing websites thanks to leaks from inside Microsoft. Canouna, a well known leak tracker, is now claiming that two Microsoft employees have been fired due to the recent leaks:
WinRumors is unable to immediately verify the claims and Microsoft does not comment on employee terminations. One of the two employees is reportedly part of Microsoft’s Redmond based team, the other based in Russia.
Microsoft is currently compiling different versions of Windows 8 that require a “red pill” licensing check to enable certain features. WinRumors understands that most of the publicly leaked builds are from branches of Microsoft’s build process that do not contain a specific DLL required for loading a number of new Windows 8 features. It is understood that certain branches of Windows 8 contain extra components that activate with a specific Windows key. The components likely unlock the full Tablet immersive UI of Windows 8, one that the company is working hard to keep under wraps.
Regardless of the checks, if the reports of employee termination are genuine then it’s further proof that Microsoft has something special that it wants to share with the world later this year. Microsoft is expected to reveal Windows 8 at its Windows Developer Conference (a rumored name) in September.