Windows 8: Microsoft schedules Major Release for 2012
New information on Windows 8: Another roadmap which confirms the release in 2012 has been published. Apparently the major update is realistic at that time, if everything works as planned. Microsoft maintains a low profile.
Of course there is no official statement, yet, about when the next major release is coming in form of windows 8. But Microsoft is said to have confirmed to partners again that Windows 8 will be released in 2012. This can be seen on a roadmap published by the blogger Stephen Chapman.
The information is not completely absurd since Microsoft wants to run an upgrade cycle every two years, with minor and major updates taking turns. Windows 7 is regarded to be a minor update. The roadmap is supported by an Italian version that had been published in august already. Furthermore a job advertisement in April 2009 revealed that Microsoft wants to program a new kernel for Windows 8. It is also speculated that the operating system will be enhanced with Cluster support and one Way Replication - data access is also said to become faster, too.