TechRadar.com recently had a chance to spoke to the members of the Windows team like Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore, product managers, people like Dave Treadwell who is a veteran in the team. They spoke about the fundamental strategy behind developing Windows 10, how often it will be updated, how enterprise will use it and more. Answering the question about the recent re-organization inside Microsoft, Treadwell revealed that Microsoft has now integrated all of the company’s OS product engineering work into the OS Group. He also revealed that lots of functionalities of Midori and Drawbridge research projects are now already part of Windows.
What’s happening about Microsoft’s research OS projects now they’re part of the Windows team, and now Rick Rashid – a veteran OS researcher – has moved from running Microsoft Research to be in Windows?
Mostly, it’s been an organisational change, Treadwell told us. “We are integrating all of the company’s OS product engineering work into the OS Group; it was very dispersed before so having technologies like Midori and Drawbridge and all the rest of them within the OSG means we can look at those concepts and see if we can make them part of the platform and we’re looking at those.” Indeed, he said, “there’s a lot of that functionality that is now part of Windows.”
And it turns out that Rick Rashid has moved on inside Microsoft. “Rick was in Windows until about a month ago,” Treadwell told us, “and now he’s with the application services group. He spent about a year with us; he did good work, he did a great job – but the company needed him in the Office area a little bit more!” Microsoft has had plenty of small experimental apps come out from the Office team already, like Mix and Sway; perhaps Rashid is working on how those kind of projects will develop to help Microsoft compete with all the startups trying to replace Office.
Read the full interview from the below link.