The folks over at Microsoft have a new blog that they call E7 for short, in which they will be providing information for the next version of Windows 7. It is a welcome relief to know that a blog dedicated to Windows 7 is available and hopefully this may just keep the rumor mill to a controlled roar. In past Windows versions, there were more rumors than fact being disseminated prior to the official release. Over at the blog site it states:
Beginning with this post together we are going to start looking forward towards the “Windows 7” project. We know there are tons of questions about the specifics of the project and strong desire to know what’s in store for the next major release of Windows. Believe us, we are just as excited to start talking about the release. Over the past 18 months since Windows Vista’s broad availability, the team has been hard at work creating the next Windows product.
This one statement: ‘Over the past 18 months since Windows Vista’s broad availability, the team has been hard at work creating the next Windows product,’ says it all. It would seem that Microsoft is dead serious about coming out with a new operating system in a timely manner and not wait 5 years like they did with the XP to Vista transition.
Over the coming months I look forward to read what the team will be working on. The comments section is also interesting as well. There are already a host of new features that readers would like to see in the final release.
Than there is this:
Our intent is to post “regularly”. We’ll watch the comments and we will definitely participate both in comments and potentially in follow-up posts as required. We will make sure that members of the Windows 7 development team represent themselves as such as well. While we want to keep the dialog out in the open, please feel free to use email to [email protected] should you wish to. In particular, email is a good way to suggest topics we might have a chance to discuss on the blog.
When was the last time you saw Microsoft actually giving out an email address and asking for our suggestions? Is this a new, friendly Microsoft that will be open to the public while Windows 7 is developed? I certainly hope so.
What do you think?