Like so many tech companies, Microsoft uses codenames to refer to ongoing development projects. Unfortunately for those of us on the outside, codenames tend to get confusing when you don't have a codebook. And while that may be by design, we still want to figure out what the company is working on and what its future strategy might be.
To that end, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley has created a free downloadable CodeTracker chart to keep track of Microsoft's various development projects. Each month, we'll feature an updated, downloadable version of Mary Jo's CodeTracker chart so we can all keep up with what is going on with Microsoft. See below for an example.
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