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The meaning behind our meeting room names

Here at Intergen we have a tradition of naming our meeting rooms after Microsoft codenames.

The exception is Auckland where our meeting rooms have names such as CTRL, ALT, DEL, HOME, END, Open, Save, Copy, Paste.

With offices in New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington), Australia (Melbourne, Perth Sydney) and the USA (Seattle) there are many meeting rooms with obscure names.

Here is a handy list of Microsoft codenames and corresponding final products used as meeting room names around Intergen:

  • Argo: Zune
  • Avalanche: Microsoft Secure Content Downloader, part of IIS 5.0
  • Blackcomb: Windows 7
  • Bullet: Microsoft Mail 3.0
  • Cardhu: Windows CE 6.0
  • Catapult: Microsoft Proxy Server 1.0
  • Cedar: Windows CE 3.0
  • Chicago: Windows 95
  • Cirrus: Microsoft Access 1.0
  • Daytona: Windows NT 3.5
  • Denali: SQL Server 2012
  • Macallan: Windows CE 5.0
  • Mango: Windows Phone 7.5
  • Ozone: Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
  • Pegasus: Windows CE 1.0
  • Pinball: High Performance File System (HPFS)
  • Red Dog: Windows Azure
  • Roslyn: C# compiler next generation
  • Sparta: Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Tahoe: SharePoint Portal Server 2001
  • Thunder: Visual Basic 1.0
  • Tomatin: Windows CE 5.0 Networked Media Device (NMD) Feature Pack
  • Viridian: Hyper-V
  • Velocity: caching element of AppFabric
  • Whistler: Windows XP
  • Wolfpack: Microsoft Cluster Server
  • Wolverine: TCP/IP stack for WfW 3.11
  • Yamazaki: Windows CE 6.0
  • Yukon: SQL Server 2005

What about your organisation? Any “tradition” or standard practice around your workplace?

Posted by: Mauricio Freitas, Online & Digital Marketing Specialist | 10 March 2014

Tags: Content, Project Management


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