The Wall Street Journal published an article last week titled At Apple, Secrecy Complicates Life but Maintains Buzz. Here’s a quote from the article:
While many tech companies assign internal code names to products, Apple goes a step further. It often gives different departments dissimilar code names for the same product, current and former employees say. If a code name leaks, Apple can more easily track down the department from which the leak originated.
In the interests of being more transparent, I’m going to share a secret with you, my dear readers. Microsoft is one of those tech companies that assign internal code names to products . The code name for our next version of Office:Mac is (drumroll) … Office 12.
I hope I didn’t just kill any of our buzz by revealing that secret.
 My favourite code name that was used by MacBU was Taco Cat. I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out which product had that for a code name and why. (We don’t make that many products, so guesses don’t count.)