Microsoft Said to Snatch Key iOS 8 Feature For Windows 9

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When Microsoft shows off Windows 9 at an event in late September its list of new features could include interactive Live Tiles and a centralized notification system – two things seemingly inspired by what Apple has done with iOS 8 and what it has done with its own Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. We don’t […]

Start Menu and Windows 9 Coming September 30th 

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Microsoft will announce what will become Windows 9, including a new Start Menu and refreshed user interface, at an event on September 30th. That date comes from new reports originating from The Verge, which aligns with the release window shared by All About Microsoft the week before. Both outlets have a fairly decent track record of passing on accurate information about Microsoft’s plans for […]

Could the Start Menu Come to Windows 8 in September?

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

Users of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system who have been clawing for a return of the Start Menu and the removal of the Start Screen on their laptops and desktops may be in for a treat this coming September. That’s when new reports peg the first public release of Windows Threshold, or what most are […]

Much Hated Feature Could Get the Axe in Windows 9

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If you’re one of the millions of users who hated that the Charms Bar that floats out from the right side of the screen on laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system this will come as good news. New rumors indicate that Microsoft has plans to ditch the Charms Bar in Windows Threshold or […]

Start Menu + 5 Must Have Features Rumored for Windows 9

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Microsoft has already confirmed that the Start Menu is making a celebrated return in Windows Threshold or what many industry watchers are already referring to as Windows 9. Now a new report confirms that users can expect a boatload of must-have features to be rolled up in the update including, a refreshed Desktop taskbar and digital […]

Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Windows 9: Why All Windows Users Should Be Excited

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Windows 8 users should expect another update this year to deliver even more features designed to make the operating system easy to use for those with a keyboard and mouse, just like what Microsoft delivered with Windows 8.1 and the more recent Windows 8.1 Update. At least that’s according to longtime Microsoft watcher Mary Jo […]

Microsoft Listens To Users, Start Menu and Windowed Apps Are On the Way

The Windows Store Mail app and the Desktop version of Internet Explorer running side by side from The Verge.

Microsoft is making two key concession as it moves to make future versions of Windows more usable for those who don’t like Windows 8. It’s bringing back the Start Menu and windowed apps in a future version of Windows. Microsoft announced the two key changes today during its BUILD 2014 conference aimed at developers. According […]

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 Coming March 11?

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The Windows world is full of rumors and release date possibilities. Another one popped up today. Mary Jo Foley is reporting that the new release date for Windows 8.1 Update 1 is now looking like it will happen on Tuesday, March 11. That would be a regular Patch Tuesday date which, if accurate, means the […]

Windows 9 Leaks Show Microsoft Meeting Desktop Users in the Middle

Leaked Windows 8 screenshot shared by Wzascok.

All indications are that Microsoft isn’t prepared to sacrifice its future for the sake of pleasing longtime users of traditional desktop apps in Windows. On the other hand, new screenshots indicate that Microsoft is preparing to meet users who have a Desktop-interface preference in the middle with some changes in Windows 9. According to screenshots […]

Paul Thurrott: Threshold is Windows 9 and Will Ship in April 2015

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According to Paul Thurrott, the next version of Windows, codenamed Threshold, will be called Windows 9 and is being planned to ship in April of 2015. Thurrott is plugged in tightly to the Windows and Microsoft scenes and is blogging this on his blog, the Windows SuperSite. He also states that internally Microsoft is not […]