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Thread: Microsoft Codenames




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    This may prove useful to some, a list of current Microsoft Codenames...

    Asteroid = Windows 2000 SP1
    Babylon = Host Integration Server 2000 (SNA Server)
    Blackcomb = NT 6.0, Windows.NET 2.0
    Blizzard = Business-oriented set of services for .NET My Services
    Cairo = Technology sets for Windows NT
    Cayman = NetMeeting 3.0
    Chicago = Windows 95
    Chrome = ChromeEffects
    Comet = Networking tools for Windows 2000
    Denali = Active Server Platform
    Diamond = Systems Management Server post-2000
    Emerald = Systems Management Server "2000"
    Europa = New user interface of MSN Communities and Chat (Summer 2001)
    Falcon = Microsoft Message Queue Server
    Fusion = New technologies to avoid the "DLL hell"
    Gemini = New user interface of MSN Communities and Chat (post Europa)
    Gibraltar = Internet Information Server
    Gryphon = Windows CE 2.0
    HailStorm = .NET My Services
    Hydra = Internet Terminal
    Iris = Developers-oriented set of services for .NET My Services
    Jakarta = Java for IE3.0
    Janus = Windows 2000 (64-bit version)
    Jupiter = Handheld PC Professional
    Lightning = .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR)
    Longhorn = Windows XP successor
    Luna = New User Interface for Windows XP
    Mars = MSN 6.0
    Memphis = Windows 98
    Merlin = Pocket PC 2002
    Millennium = Windows Millennium Edition
    Nashville = Technology sets for Windows 95
    Neptune = formerly NT-based Consumer Windows
    Nile = OLE-DB
    Odyssey = formerly Windows NT 5.1
    Pegasus = Windows CE 1.0
    Platinum = Exchange Server 2000
    Plato = OLAP Server
    Quartz = ActiveMovie (now called DirectShow)
    Rainier = Visual Studio 7.0
    Rapier = Windows CE 3.0
    Shiloh = SQL Server 8.0
    Steelhead = Routing and Remote Access Service
    Stinger = Smart Phones platform
    Tahoe = SharePoint Portal Server
    Talisker = Windows CE 4.0
    Talisman = 3D graphics & multimedia architecture
    Tazz = Microsoft Phone
    Trident = Dynamic HTML
    Venus = Cheap non-PC device
    Watson = Outlook 2001 for the Mac
    WebBlade = Windows .NET Server for web appliances
    Whistler = Windows XP (aka NT 5.1, merger of Neptune and Odyssey)
    Wolfpack = NT Server Clustering Technology
    Yukon = Upcoming SQL Server (SQL Server.NET)
    Zeppelin = Test for OLE

    So if you hear Microsoft staff going around talking about Project Janus you will know what they are on about... :D
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    Hope ya didn't type all of that out lol :p

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    It would also be nice to see them grouped.. For example most of the stuff based on NT / 2000 is named after ski resorts and such (longhorn, whistler, etc). Windows 9x family is named after american cities... and so on.. Anyone wanna do that for me? Please? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    It would also be nice to see them grouped.. For example most of the stuff based on NT / 2000 is named after ski resorts and such (longhorn, whistler, etc). Windows 9x family is named after american cities... and so on.. Anyone wanna do that for me? Please? :D
    Bah - Get off your couch and do it yourself! :D
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    Alphabetical order ain't good enough hey?
    LSOB

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    Also

    Freestyle - enable Windows XP to be the PC media center experience
    Mira - smart display devices

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ehome/

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    Thanks for the additions.
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    I wonder what were the codenames for Windows 3.1 and Microsoft Office XP! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webgraph
    I wonder what were the codenames for Windows 3.1 and Microsoft Office XP! :P
    Windows XP is listed.
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    hehe, if ppl r wonderin why theres so many views on this thread, OCAU posted this thread in their news a few days ago...
    At the request of wiggo ;)

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