Windows Code Name

Windows Codenames

CodenameProduct or technologyOS Version
 Blackcomb Upcoming Windows Server
(Windows Longhorn server conterpart)
WinNT x.x
 Slalom Windows Longhorn - Media Center (eHome shell and services)
Media Center components for Windows Longhorn
WinNT 6.x
 Monad Windows Longhorn - Windows Scripting Host
New generation of scripting host to automate Windows Server
WinNT 6.x
 Palladium Windows Longhorn - Digital Rights Management
Allows documents and software digital rights management and copyright protection
WinNT 6.x
 WinFS Windows Longhorn - Windows Future Storage
Filesystem based on SQL Server Yukon (allow for complex file searches and cross-referenced files)
WinNT 6.x
 Avalon Windows Longhorn - DirectX-based graphics subsystem WinNT 6.x
 Indigo Windows Longhorn - Communications Technologies
(Unified WebServices-like interface for local and remote services)
WinNT 6.x
 Aero Windows Longhorn - New visual style (3D)
(I think this is the 3D GUI provided by Avalon)
WinNT 6.x
 Slate Windows Longhorn - New visual style (gray)
(default visual style of the PDC build of Longhorn)
WinNT 6.x
 Plex Windows Longhorn - New visual style (blue)
(More uniform than Windows XP Theme, all blue, no more green and red items, removed from PDC build and might be dropped for RTM build)
WinNT 6.x
 Longhorn Windows XP successor WinNT 6.0
 Xbox Next PC Xbox 2 + Windows XP Media Center combo
Should include Media Center shell and provide the ability to play Xbox, Xbox 2 and PC titles
 
 Xbox Next Xbox 2 / Xenon  
 Laguna SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition  
 Macallan Windows CE .NET successor
Greater storage capacity and better filesystem
WinCE 5.0
 Fjord Windows Media Connect server (Windows Media content over UPnP)
Fjord should enable UPnP appliances to discover and playback content available on the network such as music, movies and pictures.
This service is an update for Windows Media Player 10
WinNT 5.1
 Softsled Media Center Extender software
Software for Windows XP to display MCE, including video, via RDP (basically software Bobsled for Windows)
 
 Xsled Media Center Extender Kit for Xbox
Software for Xbox to display MCE via RDP (basically software Bobsled for Xbox)
Xbox
 Bobsled Media Center Extender appliance
External device that connects to a TV, or internal device built into a TV, to display MCE via RDP
WinCE 4.x
 Symphony Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (eHome shell and services)
Update of Freestyle / Windows XP Media Center Edition, supports video over RDP for Extender devices.
WinNT 5.1
 Springboard Windows XP Service Pack 2 technologies (also cover the security upgrade based on SP2 technologies for other Microsoft products)
CPU NX support for data segments, Windows Firewall, DirectX 9.0c, new WiFi zero config and network wizards, more secure IE and OE attachements, popups, ActiveX and Add-ons.
WinNT 5.1
 Lonestar Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (Ink services)
Update of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, originally planned as Tablet PC 2004, finally included in XP SP2
WinNT 5.1
 Harmony Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 (eHome shell and services)
Update of Freestyle / Windows XP Media Center Edition, available as both a separate update, or as part of XP SP2
WinNT 5.1
 Ozone Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC & Smartphone
Updated Pocket PC and Smartphone platforms based on Windows CE 4.2
WinCE 4.2
 McKendric Windows CE .NET update, includes VoIP, Pocket PC compatible Shell
Released as Windows CE .NET 4.2
WinCE 4.2
 Media2Go Windows Mobile for Portable Media Center
Windows CE for pocket media devices with WinXP MCE like UI
WinCE 4.X
 Yukon SQL Server 2000 successor
(supposed to include unified storage engine)
 
 Kodiak Exchange 2003 successor
(supposed to include unified storage engine)
 
 Titanium Exchange 2003
Outlook Web Access 2003, Outlook Mobile Access (WAP, iMode, light HTML), Server ActiveSync
 
 Jameson Windows CE .NET update, includes IPv6, SMS, MS Office viewers WinCE 4.1
 Corona Windows Media 9 Series (3rd generation)
Including Fast Stream and Dynamic Content Delivery
 
 Galaxy Xbox + Windows XP Media Center combo
Xbox with Media Center shell, never made it to an actual product
WinNT 5.1
 Freestyle Windows XP Media Center Edition (eHome shell and services)
Windows extentions for remote control and TV scenarios
Available in Windows XP (SR1) Media Center Edition
WinNT 5.1
 Mira Windows CE for eHome Smart Display Devices WinCE 4.0
 HailStorm .NET My Services
.NET Personal information services from Microsoft.
 
 Merlin Windows CE for P/PC V2.1 (Pocket PC 2002)
Updated Pocket PC, including new shell and applications
WinCE 3.0
 Talisker Windows CE 4.0 / .NET + Platform Builder 4.0 WinCE 4.0
 Mantis Windows XP Embedded 5.1 WinNT 5.1
 Whistler Windows XP / Server 2003
Finally join Windows NT and Windows 9X into a single operating system.
New user interface, skins support, everything available from the Start menu.
WinNT 5.1
 Platinum Exchange 2002  
 Shiloh SQL Server 2000  
 Stinger Windows CE for Smartphone V1 (Smartphone 2002) WinCE 3.0
 Galileo Windows CE for H/PC V4 (Handheld PC 2000) WinCE 3.0
 Rapier Windows CE for P/PC V2.0 (Pocket PC 2000)
Palm-size PC with a new user interface.
WinCE 3.0
 Chainsaw Windows CE Platform Builder 3.0 WinCE 3.0
 Cedar Windows CE 3.0 WinCE 3.0
 Odyssey Neptune sucessor, supposed to finish the merge of NT and 9X after Neptune, dropped with Neptune for Millenium and Whistler. WinNT 4.x
 Neptune Planned as a Home version of Windows 2000, based on NT technology, but dropped for Millenium, which is based on 9X technology. The Merge have been pushed until Windows XP Home (Whistler) Win9X 4.x
 Millennium Windows Me (Millennium Edition) Win9X 4.1
 Impala Windows NT Embedded 4.0 WinNT 4.0
 Goldeneye Windows CE for A/PC V2 (Auto PC) WinCE 2.12
 Hermes Windows CE for WebPhones WinCE 2.11
 Venus Windows CE for WebTV (Internet appliances) WinCE x.x
 Wolfpack Load balancing service for Windows (Microsoft Cluster Server)  
 Denali Active Server Pages  
 Wyvern Windows CE for P/PC V1.2 (Color Palm-size PC) WinCE 2.11
 Jupiter Windows CE for H/PC V3 (Handheld PC Pro) WinCE 2.11
 Orion Windows CE for P/PC V1.1 (Chinese Palm-size PC) WinCE 2.11
 Apollo Windows CE for A/PC V1 (Auto PC) WinCE 2.01
 Gryphon Windows CE for P/PC V1 (Palm-size PC) WinCE 2.01
 Hydra Terminal technology for Windows (RDP) / Remote Desktop Service
Available as "Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition" and integrated in next versions.
WinNT 4.0
 Mercury Windows CE for H/PC V2 (Handheld PC) WinCE 2.00
 Birch Embedded Toolkit 2.11 and 2.12 (Birch Enhancement Pack)
Platform Builder for Windows CE 2.11 and 2.12.
WinCE 2.1x
 Birch Windows CE 2.11 and 2.12 (Birch Enhancement Pack)
The same codename also define the Embedded Toolkit for this version of Windows CE.
WinCE 2.1x
 Axe Embedded Toolkit 2.0 and 2.1 (Axe Enhancement Pack)
Platform Builder for Windows CE 2.0 and 2.1.
WinCE 2.x
 Alder Windows CE 2.0 and 2.1 (Alder Enhancement Pack) WinCE 2.x
 Pegasus Windows CE for H/PC V1 (original Handheld PC) WinCE 1.0
 Memphis Windows 98
Designed as Windows 97, but finally made available as Windows 98
Win9X 4.1
 Nashville "True Web Integration" technology
Web based shell for Windows.
Designed as Windows 96 but finally available as Internet Explorer 4 "Active Desktop Update" for Windows 95 and NT and integrated in next versions.
 
 Detroit USB services for Windows 95
Made available as an USB upgrade for Windows 95 OSR 2.1
Win9X 4.0
 Cairo Windows 2000
Also included document centric shell based on OLE3, but that part have been dropped, and Windows NT unified distributed filesystem, which didn't make it for this release
WinNT 5.0
 Chicago Windows 95 Win9X 4.0
 Daytona Windows NT 3.5 WinNT 3.5
 Snowball Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Win16 3.11
 Janus Windows for Workgroups 3.1 Win16 3.1
 Interface Manager GUI for MS-DOS
Graphical and multitasking user interface for MS-DOS, released as "Windows 1.0"
Win16 1.0