Microsoft To Unveil Windows 'Threshold' Plans At Build 2014
Posted: January 13, 2014 by Emily Brown
The once virtual monopoly has kept its head down during CES for a reason. With its Build developer conference being just around the corner, Microsoft gets ready to introduce a number of Windows updates at the show, including plans about Microsoft's next version of OS known as 'Threshold'.
Whereas Microsoft's developers are working on an 'Update 1' for Windows 8.1 that will ship along with Windows Phone 8.1 at the April 2014 conference, the Redmond-based tech giant allegedly has some much bigger plans for the future.
According to Windows watcher Paul Thurrott, they will also use Build's floor to touch upon their vision for the future of Windows, or more precisely the codenamed update 'Threshold' that will be released a year later under the name Windows 9.
Not clear yet what type of improvements will be included in Windows 9, they will be primarily based on enhancement of Microsoft's new app world and tiles, along with some other adjustments to help the company move away from criticisms of the Windows 8 operating system. As rumors suggest, Microsoft is also planning to return the Start Menu to Windows 9, which may be delivered this year in a second 'Update 2' for Windows 8.1.
While we will be acquainted with some more tweaks to Windows 8.1 shortly, Windows 9 is Microsoft's next major release we shall all look forward to.