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Windows 8.1 update 1 is reportedly in early April

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

A leaked screenshot shows that Microsoft is apparently good progress with the development of Windows 8.1 update 1. Source is a Russian user with the online handle WZor. He writes in his commentary, in March, a release will follow on a RTM version in April.

Volumemlizenzkunden and MSDN Subscriber the RTM version of the update will be given to him according to end of March. It was a generally free update of the operating system, it says. Would exist accordingly in a timely manner to Microsoft's developers Conference build, that 2014 will be held in San Francisco from April 2 to 4.

Microsoft specialist Mary Jo Foley from had learned already in October 2013 from sources, that such update could appear roughly simultaneously with the release of the "blue" version of Windows phone. She notes that the contribution by WZor does not indicate new features. According to him, will ship this month of test-builds on its "gold" partner Microsoft. It sound so as no public trial is planned.

Unclear whether Windows 8.1 update will make 1 changes to the surface, i.e. a kind of brings small start menu, or whether the reintroduction of the start menu is carried out later, is still. Foleys sources in any case, you are trying to make Windows 8.1 can be operated easily with mouse and keyboard. Any kind of start menu is in conjunction with the already installed back start button - conceivable -.

In addition, there is no information whether also updates Windows 8.1 in the current calendar year are planned - so an update 2 or even more. Foley's informants speak only of a new version planned for spring 2015 with the code name "Threshold", which ultimately "9″ could mean Windows.

[with material from Mary Jo Foley,]

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