Windows Core OS

Windows Core OS is a project that is supposed to modernize the Windows experience. It could help the company pioneer a new product category. For example, the reports published earlier this year revealed that the long rumoured Microsoft’s dual-screen device will be powered by Andromeda OS, which is a part of Windows Core OS.

Today, a job listing has revealed more details about the Windows Core OS. The job listing titled “Software Engineering Manager” has revealed that the “The SiGMa Device Platform (DPlat) team owns the definition and delivery of Windows Core OS (WCOS)”. The engineer is supposed to work on¬†integrating new software experiences with new hardware.

“If so the Device Platform team may be for you. The SiGMa Device Platform (DPlat) team owns the definition and delivery of Windows Core OS (WCOS), which is the OS shared across all new devices. DPlat also delivers the modern driver platform, including the tools to create & validate drivers along with driver flighting & services system for all versions of Windows. Finally, DPlat owns ensuring that Windows is a viable platform for key silicon partners, and for OEMs by doing hardware co-engineering during the development of new operating systems (e.g. WCOS) to ensure that version of Windows is ready for the ecosystem when it releases,” the job listing reads.

“OneCore: The OneCore team Owns WCOS SKU and OS layering efforts (GameCore, Onecore/OnecoreUAP) APISets, Flexible Links, Windows Compositional Database (WCD), and driving cross org WCOS efforts, like state separation,” Microsoft explains one of the responsibilities of the candidate.

It’s worth noting that this job is no longer accepting applications.

Thanks Chris for the tip!