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At a conference in Boston, Microsoft’s Tami Reller confirmed that the upcoming update to Windows 8, that has been codenamed Windows Blue, will officially be called Windows 8.1 when it releases. She also brought some good news for Windows 8 users, announcing that it will come as a free update to Windows 8 and it will be delivered through the Windows Store.…Read More »
Corporate Vice President for Windows, Julie Larson-Green, spoke at the Wired Business Conference and reiterated on previous comments by Microsoft regarding their approach to improving Windows 8 and incorporating user feedback. But she also confirmed that you’ll be able to try those improvements yourself when Microsoft releases a public preview build for Windows 8.1:
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As part of the continuing journey for Windows 8, we have an update planned due out later this year codenamed “Windows Blue.” Julie unveiled that at BUILD at the end of June, we’ll be releasing a public preview of Windows Blue for folks to check out.
Microsoft officially confirms Windows Blue, announces that 100 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold
It’s an interesting thing hearing all the complaints and disregard towards Windows 8, then finding out that Microsoft has already sold 100 million licenses since its debut back in October of last year. That puts it at around 6 months before reaching the 100 million mark.…Read More »
We’ve heard plenty about the oft-rumored Windows 8.1. Most recently, we reported on the rumor that the Start Menu might finally be making a comeback. But it looks like Microsoft won’t just be updating its flagship OS this year.
Code in a recently leaked build has revealed that the company is prepping updates for Windows RT and Windows Server as well.…Read More »
One of the most hated features about Windows 8 is the inability to boot past Start Screen and go straight to desktop. After all, most people using Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard are more likely to spend their time on traditional desktop than on Start Screen.…Read More »
Last week we heard murmurs about Windows Blue being shown off to the public by Microsoft this June. Now a screenshot by an anonymous user going by the name ‘Kacper.K’ indicates Windows Blue may actually be Windows 8.1.
Check out the screenshot above.…Read More »
Hot on the heels of a recent Windows Blue rumor comes another rumor: the impending death of Windows RT.
As I’m sure most of you know by now, Windows RT is the tablet-specific version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM processors and can only run Windows RT-specific apps from Windows Store (not all Windows programs).…Read More »
Microsoft admits they are working on Windows Blue, new rumor says Windows Blue will be made public in June
Rumor after rumor after rumor after rumor have been circulating the ‘net, speculating about the next version of Windows which has come to be known as ‘Windows Blue’. Now it looks like at least some of the rumors were accurate because Microsoft has publicly acknowledged the codename.…Read More »
Windows Blue leaked in video, reveals more Live Tiles sizes, side-by-side Snaps Views, and more [Video]
An early build of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Blue has been leaked online, revealing many of the feature additions and changes we can expect to see when it releases officially later this year.
The build is listed as Build 9364, and some of most notable differences noticeable from Windows 8 are more sizes for the Live Tiles (they can go smaller now), a new side-by-side Snap View, new system apps, enhanced multi-monitor support and more.…Read More »
Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot of what was rumored to be Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows, Windows Blue, made the rounds on the Internet.
Now reports out of The Verge and win8china are claiming that not only is Microsoft going to release the next Windows as early as this summer, but a public preview of the OS is said to be in the works for release in the next few months.…Read More »
Last year the rumor mill spit out a rumor of Microsoft upending its regular 3-4 year Windows update cycle in favor of yearly releases (presumably in response to the changing technological landscapes thanks to mobile devices). Aside from that, however, little is known about Windows Blue.…Read More »
Even if Windows 8 was only just officially released 2 months ago, whispers about its successor are already being heard. The project is being called “Windows Blue” and is expected to be launched in the summer of next year.
Microsoft appears to be moving away from its usual release cycle of a couple of years and instead opting for a quicker yearly cycle instead — if Windows Blue is indeed released on time.…Read More »
Microsoft plans on releasing one new Windows version every year, starting with ‘Windows Blue’ in 2013
Until now, Microsoft and Apple have had different ways of updating their desktop operating systems, Mac OS X and Windows. Apple works off a 1-2 year release cycle and prices each consecutive update $30-$50. Microsoft, on the other hand, has no set release cycle.…Read More »