Just a couple of years ago, Microsoft was attempting to merge its Xbox Live and IPTV assets. That project was codenamed "Orapa" and was supposed to be released to manufacturing in the summer of 2011, so that Mediaroom operators could roll it out to customers in time for the holiday season. Microsoft teams were building Mediaroom for Windows Phone, Silverlight for Mediaroom and Mediaroom for Windows Media Center components.
Since that time, Microsoft has shifted its focus and is working to make its Xbox platform more of a set-top box and on-demand competitor. Microsoft is aiming to deliver its new Xbox console, codenamed "Durango," in time for holiday 2013. Microsoft is expected to do its initial Xbox Durango "reveal" on May 21, according to Windows Supersite's Paul Thurrott.