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List of Microsoft codenames

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Microsoft codenames are the codenames given by Microsoft to products it has in development, before these products are given the names by which they appear on store shelves. Many of these products (new versions of Windows in particular) are of major significance to the IT community, and so the terms are often widely used in discussions prior to the official release. Microsoft usually does not announce a final name until shortly before the product is publicly available.

There has been some suggestion that Microsoft may move towards defining the real name of their upcoming products earlier in the product development lifecycle so as to avoid needing product codenames.[1]


Windows 3.1x/9x

Windows NT family

Windows CE family

DirectX family

Visual Studio family

Exchange Server Family

SQL Server family

Experimental operating systems

Expression suite



MSN/Windows Live



In Microsoft jargon, the "toaster" is the hardware equivalent of fictional entities, such as the Contoso company or the URI, used in documentation and sample code as placeholders to be redefined by third-party developers.

The convention of calling "toaster" a fictional hardware device is by no means exclusive to Microsoft, but Microsoft formalizes the concept to an unprecedented level: the "toaster" is prominently featured in the Driver Development Kit (DDK), as a fictional hardware device that performs no function but is extremely complex. The "toaster" is removable, plugged in a dedicated bus, it has hotplug support, power management, a customized driver installation procedure, and even UPS functionality. Its device driver implements all the required APIs but no other function, and it's released as a sample "skeleton" driver for developers of actual hardware devices.


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  5. ^ a b c d Chris Rathjen (November 16, 2004). Hatteras, Currituck, Ocracoke. MSDN Blogs. Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
  6. ^ ChannelWeb: Next SQL Server stop: Katmai. Retrieved on 2005-11-05.
  7. ^ Carl Franklin (January 2005). Jay Roxe interview. CoDe Magazine. Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
  8. ^ Eric Wilson (February 18, 2003). How .Net-work drew sceptics. The Age. Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
  9. ^ Microsoft Unveils Vision for Next Generation Internet. Microsoft PressPass. Microsoft (June 22, 2000). Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
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  12. ^ Michael Kaplan (February 12, 2005). Why/how MSLU came to be, and more. Sorting It All Out. MSDN Blogs. Retrieved on 2006-07-23.
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  • Microsoft Codenames - Microsoft codenames, this is a German website
  • The Pillars of Longhorn > Indigo (from the Wayback Machine as this page redirects to the Windows Vista homepage)
  • Windows CE Codenames on HPC:Factor
  • Windows Media Player 11 an iTunes contender? CNET News
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