New screenshot leak could reveal more on Windows 9 and Modern UI Office launch dates

Earlier in May, Neowin community member "FaiKee" posted up an image in our forums that looked like it came from a Facebook profile page of a Microsoft employee. That person apparently worked on a number of projects at the company, including something called "Windows 365". However, the poster blocked out some of the text in that screenshot.

Now the website MYCE.com claims to have received the original, and uncensored, Facebook profile page, which may reveal some release date targets for many Microsoft products.

One thing the image shows is a possible release date timeframe for Windows 9, which shows as coming sometime in either the second or third quarter of 2015. This is similar to what "FaiKee" posted just a few days ago on another website. Another launch time frame was revealed for the Modern UI touchscreen Office apps, which have the code name Gemini. The profile page claims that they could be completed sometime this summer. Some images of what those apps might look like showed up in a recent Microsoft Research project report.

The screenshot references Office 2015 as well, which shows that it is still in the Alpha stage of development. Finally, there's a list of something called "Update Items" which include OneDrive, Metro UI, Windows Defender, Windows Activation and Cortana.

Of course, this image could still be a fake,. but MYCE claims to have received it two days before FaiKee posted part of the "Base From Update" section on another website on May 16th. We will see if this is an elaborate prank, or the real deal in the coming months.

Source: MYCE.com | Image via MYCE.com

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LightEco said,
Any one else suspicious of someone who claims to have worked across pretty much every product Microsoft makes?

Pretty sure MS makes more than 2 things...

I only see Windows and Office. This sure is possible, there are people at Microsoft that worked on much more projects in a smaller timeframe.

This person has claimed they've worked on Windows, Office, Cortana, Cloud Services, Windows Phone, .NET APIs, Antivirus, and even Activation services.

Especially since they claim to have worked on all the versions that were being developed and at the same time, unless they are the CEO, I find that highly unlikely. Even working on cross platform stuff (.NET) you wouldn't have that much exposure in your everyday work.

On top of all that, why would you even consider posting all this confidential stuff on your Facebook page? Are you just begging to get fired?

There are only two possibilities for this: a) fake because no one would work across all of those products or b) a really #### employee who was palmed off to other departments at every opportunity

That reminds me that last month, Microsoft released a compatibility update for Windows 8 that mentions something that could be the Modern UI version of Office.

"Office immersive apps / version not available / Improves the user experience of the application "

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2933809/en-us

if that's really about office (and not just Lync or OneNote RT), then that means the beta version of Office for Modern UI may be closer to RTM than what we expected.

I didn't block/censored the screen-shot, my friend did, it was from his FB profile, where he keeps track of things(no way he is involved in all projects, right)? Couldn't tell if @BAVO's pic is real or not, so, no comments. :)

scorp508 said,
If it said Gsmini or Gqmini I'd agree, but A and E aren't typical fat finger combos.

Or the person who created this simply though Gemini was spelled Gamini...

scorp508 said,
If it said Gsmini or Gqmini I'd agree, but A and E aren't typical fat finger combos.

Dvorak keyboard used? ASD is replaced by AOE

scorp508 said,
If it said Gsmini or Gqmini I'd agree, but A and E aren't typical fat finger combos.
Hey, there are more keyboard layouts then the one you're using.

Obry said,

Or the person who created this simply though Gemini was spelled Gamini...

If they did... and let's say Gemini is the proper name of the project they worked on, would you want to hire someone who doesn't know how their own project is spelled? :)