There has been a lot of rumor about next version of Microsoft’s Windows Live software and services (codenamed as Wave 4). We have even reported about the first leaked build of Windows Live Wave 4, which appeared on the Internet last week.
As we had reported earlier, apparently most of the Microsoft products get leaked even before reaching the beta phase, but the leak of Windows Live Wave 4 is very late. This clearly states that testing of the software has been kept very secret. But incidentally, a road-map has been leaked which clearly details about the dates, when the new series of Windows Live software will be available for general public.
One Spanish blogger and official tester, Francisco Martin Garcia, has leaked some important details on the Windows Live Wave 4. He has confirmed that the build that was leaked last week, was from milestone 2, as indicated from its version number 15.2.xxxx.xxx, and was built between December 2009 and January 2010.
Garcia has revealed these dates, on the official roadmap:
- 28 April- the selected testers get access to latest builds.
- 18 May – Windows Live 2010 M3 RTW (will be released to web).
- 3 June – All the details including release dates will be disclosed to general public.
- 7 June – Public Beta will be released.
- 7 June – Windows Messenger for iPhone will be released in some of the main languages.
- 25 August – Support for more languages will be released for Windows Messenger and iPhone, and public RTW of the final version.
These details are yet not confirmed but look real for the time being. We do not have any other source to confirm this, due to the lot of secrecy surrounding the product.