Microsoft has been working on Windows Core OS for a while now and while the company has been silent on the topic, leaks do give away some information about the project.
Recently, a Microsoft employee updated their LinkedIn profile with details related to a Windows Core OS project. It looks like the project is not only focused on the modular platform but also involves a security-focused operating system.
Our project was one of the first Windows Core (WCOS) based projects to migrate to the new image build system tooling designed to enable the next generation security features of the operating system at the OS image level.
Owned the reliability of everything included in the OS image release to factory for my project. Wrote Powershell automation scripts to dive deep on quality and find issues in the OS image. The focus was to repeatedly test scenarios like USB connectivity, device bootup time, and software locking that impact reliability on a larger scale and track down infrequent issues that would not be found in more basic testing and save manufacturing time.
– Avid Shiau on LindkedIn
Windows Core OS is still one of the secret projects that Microsoft is working on right now but we don’t have much information on it. The LinkedIn profile didn’t reveal much either except for the fact that Windows Core OS exists and is under development.