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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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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Microsoft Windows 9 Release Date

Is Windows 9 Microsoft’s secret weapon to get people to dump XP?

By on March 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Is Windows 9 Microsoft’s secret weapon to get people to dump XP?

As we mentioned earlier this week, Microsoft has a problem because a huge chunk of Windows XP stragglers still aren’t upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8 even though there’s just over a month to go until XP support ends. Tom’s Hardware writes that Microsoft does have one more card to play that it hopes will finally convince XP diehards to switch: Windows 9. More →

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Windows 9 Release Date

Well-known hacker says Windows 9 will be released to PC makers in October

By on January 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Well-known hacker says Windows 9 will be released to PC makers in October

It’s not exactly a secret that Windows 8 hasn’t been a success by any measure. Microsoft and its PC vendor partners were hoping the refreshed Windows platform would help bolster slowing PC shipments. Instead, the new OS sped the PC market’s descent as consumers balked at Microsoft’s new tile-based interface. Windows 8.1 doesn’t appear to be helping matters at all, so it looks like the upcoming platform refresh that will take place alongside the release of Windows 9 will be Microsoft’s next big attempt to reverse PC makers’ fortunes, and its own. A recent claim from a reliable reporter suggested that Windows 9 will be released in April next year, but a new report from another reliable source states that the new operating system will come much earlier than that. More →

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Windows 8 Market Share Analysis

Will the post-PC world also be the post-Windows world?

By on January 14, 2014 at 3:00 AM.

Will the post-PC world also be the post-Windows world?

We learned over the weekend that Microsoft is planning to release a major update to Windows next year that will essentially act as a do-over for Windows 8, the platform that has so far failed in its mission to reignite demand in the PC market. However, ZDNet’s James Kendrick worries that Windows as a whole is coming to look more and more like Windows Phone, the mobile platform that Microsoft has been plugging away at for years with updates but has so far only recently gained modest traction in the smartphone market. More →

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Microsoft Windows 9 Release Date

With Windows 8 ‘tanking hard,’ Microsoft preps Windows 9 for 2015

By on January 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

With Windows 8 ‘tanking hard,’ Microsoft preps Windows 9 for 2015

Whomever Microsoft appoints as its new CEO, it looks like they’ll have to start work immediately cleaning up the mess left by Windows 8. Paul Thurrott writes that Microsoft is hard at work preparing a major new Windows release for April 2015 that is now codenamed “Threshold.” Thurrott says there’s a great sense of urgency surrounding the new release because “Windows 8 is tanking harder than Microsoft is comfortable discussing in public, and the latest release, Windows 8.1, which is a substantial and free upgrade with major improvements over the original release, is in use on less than 25 million PCs at the moment.” More →

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Windows 9 Concept

Windows 9 concept: Saving Windows from itself with a focus on ‘little things’

By on December 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM.

Windows 9 concept: Saving Windows from itself with a focus on ‘little things’

After hearing that Microsoft may bring back the Start menu button to Windows starting with the next major release, codenamed “Threshold,” a user imagined some other ways Windows 9 (or Windows 8.2) might be improved. Andrew Ambrosino says that Microsoft has to pay attention in the future to “the little things” inside Windows, as they currently don’t work quite as expected or aren’t that user-friendly. More →

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