Exclusive! Shocking New Windows Names Revealed!!!

Ok, that might have been a slightly inflammatory and misleading title.

  • Windows 8 is now officially called… Windows 8. The full set of edition names are Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows RT (that’s WOA), and Windows 8 Enterprise. Brandon Leblanc has the full breakout.
  • Windows Server “8” is now officially called… Windows Server 2012. You can read more about the strategy from Brad Anderson here. Editions to follow at a later time.

That server name also tells you two things: One, if you had bet against that name in the office pool, you are a born loser. Two, that we may make radical changes in OS capabilities, but when it comes to server branding, we are more conservative than a prom chaperon. Who is also a nun. And voted libertarian. In Switzerland.

Back to work, you!

 – Ned “Ned Pyle” Pyle