, evildictait​or wrote

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Really? It's actually a surprise to people that the thing that Microsoft works on after they ship a product is the next release of that product?

I think that perhaps the point here is that it appears to be confirmation that MS are changing the way they cycle updates.

In the past, you would get a new version, followed by multiple SPs (which don't change the version) before a new version appeared, some years down the track. MS would have a team dedicated to the next version, and another team dedicated to each SP required in the interim.

It's been rumored that MS would be moving to a model more like Apple, where a new version is issued every year, and SPs would be eliminated.

This version increment with 'Blue' would seem to suggest that is the case.