Windows 9 Release Date

Windows 9 is actually what Microsoft wants to sell you

By on July 14, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Windows 9 is actually what Microsoft wants to sell you

Microsoft will reportedly announce Windows 9 this fall, Russian hacker group WZor said on a forum last week, following the launch of Windows 8.1 Update 2, which will be the last major update Windows 8 will receive. Windows 8.1 Update 2 is expected to be released by mid-August, and while the OS will get subsequent updates, no new features will be added to Windows 8.1. Instead, Microsoft will focus on its next major product it wants to sell buyers, which is Windows 9. More →

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Windows 8 Vs. Windows 9

Dear Microsoft: I am begging you to make sure Windows 9 doesn’t suck

By on July 8, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Dear Microsoft: I am begging you to make sure Windows 9 doesn’t suck

My old HP laptop has finally bitten the dust and a techie friend is offering to help me build my own PC this summer to replace it. My plan was originally to install Windows 7 on the machine and keep it there until Microsoft released Windows 9 next spring, at which point I’d try it out to see if it would make for a suitable upgrade. More →

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Microsoft Windows 9 Features

New details show how Microsoft will make you love Windows 9

By on June 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

New details show how Microsoft will make you love Windows 9

The polarized reaction to Windows 8 showed why Microsoft is finding itself in a tight spot: How can it move Windows into the touch-centric world of smartphones and tablets without alienating its core desktop users who still interact with their computers primarily with a mouse and keyboard? The answer, as reported by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, is to redesign the OS to make Windows more context aware and make it behave differently depending on the form factor it’s being used on. More →

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Windows 9 Price and Release Date

Windows 9 might come as a free download, but only to certain users

By on June 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Windows 9 might come as a free download, but only to certain users

Microsoft will release a second major Windows 8.1 update this year – Windows 8.1 Update 2 – which will be available free of charge to Windows 8.1 Update 1 users, hacker group WZOR has revealed. The group also says that Microsoft will sell Windows 8.1 Update 2 for an affordable price to Windows users who are running earlier Windows versions on their machines and want to upgrade to the latest OS version. More →

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Windows 8.1 Update Windows 9 Details

Here are the latest details on Windows 9 and Microsoft’s other major Windows updates

By on June 19, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Here are the latest details on Windows 9 and Microsoft’s other major Windows updates

Anxious to get that full Start menu back? Well, you may have a while to wait for that but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good Windows 8.1 updates coming in the near future. Neowin’s sources say that the next major update to Windows 8.1, which will likely be called Windows 8.1 Update 2, is likely coming in either August or September. This lines up with earlier reports we’ve read about the next major Windows update coming in late summer, although it seems that Microsoft has now scrapped its original plans to bring back the Start menu with the next release. More →

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When Is The Start Menu Coming Back

The Start menu won’t return to Windows until 2015

By on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

The Start menu won’t return to Windows until 2015

If you miss the Start menu, then you should hold off on buying a new Windows computer until next year at this point. ZDNet’s sources say that Microsoft has shelved its plans to bring back the Start menu to Windows with the next update to Windows 8.1 and will instead likely bring it back with the launch of Windows 9 in April 2015. More →

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Windows 9, Windows 365, Office 2015

Windows 9 and other key unreleased Microsoft products detailed in new leak

By on May 22, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Windows 9 and other key unreleased Microsoft products detailed in new leak

A new leaked image that includes information about future Microsoft Windows and Office versions lists several products including Windows 9, Windows 365, Windows Phone 9, Office 365 and Office Gemini, as well as details about release dates and features. More →

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Windows 9 Preview Release Date

We might not get our first taste of Windows 9 until early next year

By on May 16, 2014 at 12:22 PM.

We might not get our first taste of Windows 9 until early next year

The first Windows 9 Preview version might not be released until either February or March 2015, a source familiar with Microsoft’s plans reports. Chinese leaker FaiKee has posted a screenshot on the My Digital Life forums that seems to indicate that the Windows 9 Preview Release won’t arrive until early next year. More →

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Windows 9 Features Start Menu

Insiders reveal new Windows 9 details

By on April 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Insiders reveal new Windows 9 details

Russian group WZOR, a reliable source of Windows-related leaks, revealed various details about the future of Windows in a new report, Myce says. According to the group, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will launch later this year bringing the highly sought after Start menu back to the desktop operating system – the OS update could be launched as Windows 8.2 as well. More →

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Windows 9 Threshold Release Date

Redditor shares details about Windows 9 ‘Threshold’ and future Windows Phone 8.2 update

By on April 8, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Redditor shares details about Windows 9 ‘Threshold’ and future Windows Phone 8.2 update

While the Windows 8.1 update is now available to users, Microsoft is already working on the next major desktop OS release, which could be ready by the end of the year, a Redditor said. However, he deleted his account since hosting an extensive ask-me-anything session on Reddit about Windows Phone 8.1 and upcoming Microsoft plans. Without revealing his identity, he did say he is a 15-year veteran Microsoft employee who’s working inside the operating systems group, with a moderator confirming it during the extensive chat.  More →

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Events
Microsoft Build Keynote Liveblog

Watch live as Microsoft reveals its vision of the future at Build 2014

By on April 2, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

Watch live as Microsoft reveals its vision of the future at Build 2014

Microsoft finally realized some time ago that it had to make some serious changes if it hoped to continue thriving in a world that had begun to evolve years earlier toward “mobile first.” Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows RT were the company’s first huge steps toward the future, and Microsoft definitely had the right idea. Consumers and enterprise users weren’t sold on the new “Metro” interface that Microsoft forced upon them, however, and PC sales have been plummeting as a result. To make matters worse, Windows Phone’s share of global phone shipments remains in the low single digits each quarter.

At its annual Build developer conference that kicks off in mere moments, Microsoft will finally show the world how it plans to right the ship and forge ahead in the “post-PC era.” More →

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Windows 9 Features and Release Date

With Windows 9, Microsoft may finally forget the past and embrace the future

By on April 1, 2014 at 10:04 AM.

With Windows 9, Microsoft may finally forget the past and embrace the future

Microsoft is expected to reveal the first details of its next major Windows release this week at Build 2014, ZDNet reports. Windows 9 – codenamed “Threshold” – will supposedly launch in the spring of 2015, but the company is already eager to share its vision of the future of its desktop operating system. More →

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