10 Microsoft Product Code Names That Should've Stuck
Often, Microsoft's code names are better than its resulting product names. Here's 10 examples that Microsoft should have at least considered keeping.
You've read about many products in development years before they finally arrived. Sometimes we become so familiar with the code names that the final names are often bewildering. Here are 10 code names that Microsoft should have slapped on the final releases.
||Windows Terminal Services
|Blackcomb (eventually changed to Vienna)
||Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
|Bobcat and Cougar
||SBS 2003 and SBS 2008
||Windows Essential Business Server
||Windows Phone 7
||SQL Server 2008
Doug Barney is editor in chief of Redmond magazine and the VP, editorial director of Redmond Media Group.