Now Windows and Windows Live Division President Steven Sinofsky is back in the spotlight, kicking off the inaugural post on Microsoft’s new Building Windows 8 blog. Inspired by the Engineering Windows 7 blog that traced the team’s development of and decision-making around the Windows 7 operating system during its build phase, the new Building Windows 8 blog (or B8, for short) offers developers a voice in the process. I expect the blog will prove a valuable source of insight for developers seeking to grasp the changes Microsoft has implemented as it – and I quote Sinofsky here — “reimagines Windows.”
In his post, Sinofsky urged readers to provide input via blog comments or email. As he wrote: “In any case, we’ll work hard to have constructive conversations with you, share the data, and, when the situation calls for it, make thoughtful changes.” Microsoft is also maintaining a B8 Twitter feed, @BuildWindows8, to keep subscribers up to date on the latest posts to the blog.