Tracking Microsoft’s product codenames is an (almost) full-time job, but it’s a great way to figure out what the company is working on and its future strategy. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley knows that better than anyone since she spends many of her waking hours tracking down the latest codenames in the hopes of being able to better keep tabs on what’s coming next from the Redmond software giant.

Each month, we’ll feature an updated, downloadable version of Mary Jo’s CodeTracker chart for free. See the example below and download the October 2008 CodeTracker today.