I wonder if Microsoft is shying away from the term "service pack" for some reason? This timing will be similar to XP, Vista and Win7's SP1 delivery.
Does anyone remember a marketing effort to avoid using "Service Pack" for those SP1 efforts? I don't... I remember there was greater anticipation with a "Wait til SP1" for the biggest customers to push into the new OS.
Maybe the new folks at Microsoft only want to use Names instead of Numbers, and then they can change the names to avoid any copyright battles. Russ Meyer doesn't own "Blue" as a term for his style of films, does he?
No. Probably not. I'm sure Steve Ballmer would know THAT one specifically.