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Given the very few (and occasionally confusing) leaks around Windows 8, an update as to how things are progressing is always welcome.

In early 2011, a source of mine passed on to me what he claimed was a snapshot of the internal Windows 8 roadmap. On that roadmap snippet are a lot of alleged internal dates for Windows 8 Milestone 2, the second of what are expected to be three major internal builds of Windows 8. I showed off this roadmap during a ZDNet Webcast I did recently on Windows 8 and slates (which is available for listening as a free, on-demand file).

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In any case, if Microsoft does follow history and deliver a Win 8 Beta 1, Beta 2 and Release Candidate before RTMing, Windows 8 is looking like a mid-2012 RTM. The Windows 8 train seems to be running on time — just like the Win 7 one did.
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This is not a roadmap.

It's what progress has, or should have been made up to next week...

A roadmap shows where development is going, not just where it's been...
    
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This is not a roadmap.

It's what progress has, or should have been made up to next week...

A roadmap shows where development is going, not just where it's been...
It was a roadmap at one point <_<
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It was a roadmap at one point <_<
Not even. It's more akin to a gantt chart. A roadmap would be like we are adding this technology and this technology, not "Bug Fixing" or "Functional specs signed off". These are tasks, not technologies.

At the end of the day it's just another journalist rambling on about stuff he knows nothing about.

At any rate we have an idea of where Microsoft might be in the development.
    
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It was a roadmap at one point <_<
I doubt software development ever really strictly follows the roadmap, one way or another. Just sayin'...
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I doubt software development ever really strictly follows the roadmap, one way or another. Just sayin'...
it does
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