Keeping track of Microsoft ... by the codenames

Keeping track of Microsoft ... by the codenames

Summary: I've mentioned before that I keep a running list of Microsoft codenames; it's one of my favorite home-grown reference tools. That list is now available to you in the form of a handy PDF.

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I've mentioned before that I keep a running list of Microsoft codenames; it's one of my favorite home-grown reference tools. That list is now available to you in the form of a handy PDF.

The "All About Microsoft" CodeTracker is a chart I'll be updating every month. If you're a Microsoft customer, partner, analyst, competitor (or even employee), you might find it useful.

Here's Version 1.0 of the CodeTracker, hot off the presses. The best part? It's free.

And while I'm making public-service announcements, if you'd like to get posts from "All About Microsoft" in e-mail form (hourly, daily or weekly), you can subscribe here.

Topics: Microsoft, CXO, Collaboration

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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • its 2008, not 1998

    A download? Come on MJF....you can do better than that. What about putting it in Office Live Workspaces, or http://listas.labs.live.com...or Google Apps. Somewhere where we don't have to have our own copy of it and where we can go and see updates to it. Plesae don't perpetuate the pollution of physical files.
    jamiet
  • Where's Monaco?

    Look like that one is missing from the list unless its name has changed.
    rjohn05
    • Monaco

      Monaco -- yes, the supposed "GarageBand competitor" from Microsoft that I've reported about in the past... good question. I've been unable to find any new information on it. I wonder if the project was killed or folded into something else.

      Anyone out there know anything more? MJ
      Mary Jo Foley
  • A few MS Research names

    Not sure if this is list-worthy, but there's a PDC session titled "Research: BAM, AjaxScope, and Doloto". I don't see any of these on the list.
    odenni
    • research names

      Thanks. I will add some more Research codenames to the update next month. Great idea.

      There are going to be some other Research projects unveiled at PDC, too, including CHESS, FeatherLite and SoBeR. See here for more on those:

      http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1648
      Mary Jo Foley
  • RE: Keeping track of Microsoft ... by the codenames

    Good work!
    MiCCAS
  • Thanks!

    Thanks Mary Jo!

    I really like these kinds of lists as a reference :-)

    For the people interested in 'version numbers' of Windows, this one it the most complete and up to date: http://www.levenez.com/windows/(PS: I'm not related to him, but thought it would be handy for other people too)

    Would it be possible to have this kind of list of the previous codenames too? That would be nice.

    Cheers,
    Nick
    Nick J
  • RE: Keeping track of Microsoft ... by the codenames

    Since when has Gemini been in RTM??????
    egottwald
    • gemini

      Hi. Not sure what you see that is making you say Gemini is RTM'd. As the chart says, the first Gemini CTP isn't due out till next year. Mary Jo
      Mary Jo Foley
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