Near the end of Ballmer's tenure as CEO, he introduced the rapid release cycle for products at Microsoft. No longer will the company go years before significantly updating its products; instead, it will ship features as soon as they are ready. Nadella agrees with this and has been pushing his teams even harder to ship faster. Now, thanks to a new job posting on Microsoft's website, Windows is about to undergo even faster changes.
According to a job posting on Microsoft's website, they are looking to "fundamentally change the way Windows is shipping." The job posting states the following:
The Mission Control team is seeking a strong developer to help advance the state of client software delivery. We are creating a new system that will fundamentally change the way Windows is shipping to put the ecosystem at the center of Windows. We want every engineer to get an immediate view of how he/she is affecting the Windows ecosystem by providing qualitative and quantitative information that will allow them to take the necessary decisions in real time.
There are many ways to interpret this, but it could go back to what we talked about previously where you can click a button in Windows 9 to update the builds internally. The reason this feature may make it outside of internal testing is because of what else the job description says.
What would it take to modify the Windows start menu on every Windows user machine in less than a week?
That's an audacious goal for Microsoft considering that they have been typically slow at rolling out updates - although they are trying to move to a monthly cadence, and this information makes it look like they want to move even faster than that.
Microsoft is set to show off Windows 9 on September 30th but if you don't want to wait until then, you can check out all of our coverage here.
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