For Windows 8.1, will Microsoft revive the Start button?
Rumors about an upgrade to the Windows 8 operating system have been bandied about for a while now.
But today, Microsoft finally offered some concrete details on the next iteration of its flagship OS. For one, CFO Tami Reller said at a tech conference in Boston today, the upgrade will launch as a public preview on June 26, and it will be available as a download from the Windows Store. For another, it won't be called Windows Blue. Instead, it'll be called Windows 8.1 (although truth be told, we sort of prefer the "Blue" appellation).
Windows 8.1, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc wrote on the company blog, "continues the journey we first began with Windows 8 last fall. Windows 8.1 will help us to deliver the next generation of PCs and tablets with our OEM partners and to deliver the experiences customers – both consumers and businesses alike –need and will just expect moving forward."