Video Whiteboard: Microsoft code names explained

ZDNet Editor Mary Jo Foley reveals Microsoft's code-naming scheme and offers insight on future products.

How does Microsoft come up with those product code names like Whistler, Blackcomb, and Longhorn? ZDNet Editor Mary Jo Foley reveals Microsoft's code-naming scheme and offers insight on future products.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...