Windows-7-Nachfolger: Microsoft arbeitet schon an Windows 8

21. April 2009 | by TechFieber.de

windows8-microsoft_techfever_techfieber by you.Redmond macht Druck: Das neue Betriebssystem „Windows 7“ ist noch längst nicht fertig, da arbeitet Microsoft bereits am „Windows 7“-Nachfolger „Windows 8“.

Dies ergibt sich aus einer Stellenanzeige, die der Softwarekonzern auf seinen internen „Career“-Seiten (siehe Kopie der Stellenanzeige unten) gepostet hat.

Demnach suchen die Microsofties einen „Lead Software Development Engineer in Test“ für laufende „Windows 7“-Projekte sowie für „major improvements for Windows 8“, wie es in der Stellenanzeige heißt.

Nach wie vor gibt es noch nicht mal einen offiziellen Starttermin für den sehnlichst erwarteten Windows-Vista-Nachfolger „Windows 7“. Verschiedenen Berichten zufolge könnte der „Windows 7 Release Candidate“ (RC) ab dem 5. Mai zum Download bereit stehen.

Auf einer Microsoft-Partner-Seite stand für einige Stunden ein Downloadhinweis auf den Release Candidate von Windows 7 mit diesem Datum. Dies würde bedeuten, dass die Vorab-Version von „Windows 7“ dann für die Allgemeinheit zum Ausprobieren bereitstehen würde.

Seitens Microsoft ist dies jedoch nicht bestätigt worden.


Job Title: Lead Software Development Engineer in Test
Job Category: Software Testing
Product: Storage
Date Posted: 04/14/2009

Job Code: 254570
Location: WA – Redmond
Travel Required:

Are you a talented SDE/T Lead looking for the next technical challenge on a key operating system component? Are you passionate about distributed systems, networking, file systems and want to be the leader of a cutting edge project? Are you looking for a team with abundant opportunities to grow? If so, we have the position for you!

DFSR is Microsoft’s premier file replication engine and is an integral part of our branch office strategy and File Server role. It can scale to thousands of servers and replicate hundreds of terabytes of data. We have shipped the technology that powers file sharing in Windows Live Messenger, Windows Meeting Spaces (Vista) and Branch Office replication in Windows Server 2008 which has strong customer deployment. DFSR technology saves MS-IT and our customers more than 80% WAN bandwidth by using advanced On-The-Wire differential compression.

For the upcoming version of Windows, new critical features are being worked on including cluster support and support for one way replication. The core engine is also being reworked to provide dramatic performance improvements. We will also soon be starting major improvements for Windows 8 where we will be including innovative features which will revolutionize file access in branch offices.

We are looking for a strong lead who has the right blend of technical passion, leadership skills and testing experience. From a technical standpoint, we are looking for a candidate having an understanding of and a passion for large scale distributed systems. From a leadership point of view, you will need to be able to build the vision for the team, work with your development and PM counterparts on engineering excellence and effectively drive the quality of the component. In terms of testing experience, the ability to define and deliver test solutions affecting all release criteria (functionality, scalability, performance, stress, longhaul, security, etc.) is a must.

This is a great opportunity to work in a fun and fast paced group where we value innovation, creativity, technical excellence and career growth in the test discipline.

Our ideal candidate would have completed at least one product cycles or have a related industry experience. Experience in managing projects and teams is required. Excellent knowledge of testing techniques and methodologies, good communication skills, and a proven track record of growing people are a must. A MS or BS in Computer Science with 5+ years of technical experience is required. Experience in kernel mode device drivers development and distributed systems is a plus.

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