A newly leaked screenshot shows that the latest build of Windows 8.1 from Microsoft, 9478, has now entered into the RTM branch, which means that an official RTM announcement could come at any day.
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Microsoft confirmed to Engadget at BUILD 2013 that Internet Explorer 11 will be coming to Windows 7, similar to how Internet Explorer 10 came to Windows 7 several months after the launch of Windows 8
The Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview has revealed changes that we expected: "Computer" has been renamed to "This PC", while Libraries are hidden by default in favor of top-level folders.
A new version of the famous Windows Betta fish has appeared in the boot screen for Windows Blue, looking different from the last time we saw it in the Windows 8 preview builds
Microsoft has launched the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview, aka the Windows Server Blue preview, on the world today; a public version is now available to download ahead of BUILD 2013
A screenshot of Windows 8.1 build 9428 has appeared, although it's not very exciting, showing a "Milestone Preview" in the lead up to Microsoft's BUILD conference next week in San Francisco
A website has come up with its own concept about a future Windows OS version, which it labels "Windows Red" that ditches the Start screen and Charms bar in favor of a revamped desktop.
A well known journalist that covers Microsoft claims that the company will ship the final version of Windows 8.1 on August 1st, with Windows Phone 8.1 coming late in 2013 or early 2014.
As TechEd continues, we are learning more and more about what to expect in the upcoming version of Windows 8. Today, Microsoft went into details discussing their plans for biometrics.
With Windows 8.1 set for customer preview on June 26th, information about what changes we can expect in the operating system is being released. Today Microsoft talked about UI and security features.
Microsoft has revealed some of what it plans to add to Windows 8.1 that will be useful for business and enterprise customers when the free Windows 8 update launches later this year.
A new report claims to have found some more features in a leaked build of Windows 8.1, such as opening more than one Windows 8 app in a window and changes to how desktop apps look on the Start screen.
Yet another leaked screenshot from a pre-release build of Windows 8.1 shows how the upcoming free upgrade for Windows 8 will let users transfer settings via SkyDrive.
Neowin got some of the developers behind the most popular Windows 8 Start menu programs to give their opinions on what they think about Microsoft putting in a Start button in Windows 8.1.
Screenshots of Windows 8.1 build 9415 in Chinese have leaked, showing the Start button in place for the first time, as well as other features that we've seen in previous leaks.
Microsoft has confirmed that it will introduce a number of new in-house apps for the upcoming free Windows 8.1 update, including apps that were revealed in previous leaks of the OS.
A new rumor claims that a Start button is in the most recent internal builds of Windows 8.1 at Microsoft, along with a boot-to-desktop feature and an "all app" view.
Surprise! An analyst has said that PC buyers are holding off purchases of new systems until Windows 8.1 launches, in a similar pattern to every other Microsoft OS launch that's happened.
What does Microsoft have planned for the enterprise environment? We'll be traveling to New Orleans next week to talk with company leaders at TechEd 2013.
A new report claims, via unnamed sources, that Microsoft is planning to add more Bing search features into Windows 8.1, including having it power the app search and recommendation engine.
A programmer claims to have found quite a few new features by examining the code inside the leaked builds of Windows 8.1, including new Modern app features and more.
A new setting has been spotted in the latest build of Windows 8.1 that could hint at a new fingerprint unlock functionality - the latest in a long line of leaked features expected in the OS update.
Microsoft has hinted at Neowin that the company will make some major announcements concerning the future of Windows Server products at TechEd 2013, to be held in early June.
Microsoft has formed a new "deep-tech" team inside its Developer and Platform Evangelism division that has the goal of attracting new third party next-gen apps to Microsoft platforms.
Microsoft has announced it has added more space for attendees of BUILD 2013 this June in San Francisco and will sell a limited amount of extra tickets for the developer conference on Wednesday.
In a brief blog post, Microsoft's leader of its Windows division Julie Larson-Green writes about how her team is still working to evolve the OS and how the Blue update will build on their vision.
A screenshot from an unspecified build of Windows 8.1 has revealed some minor changes, including a renaming of 'Computer' to 'This PC', and a removal of the Libraries feature in favor of folders
Acer's J.T. Wang has commented on Microsoft's plans for Windows 8.1, saying they've come "down to earth" after "[living] in heaven", while Jim Wong has said they're being more "considerate" to OEMs
Microsoft CMO Tami Reller has stated that Windows 8's learning curve is "real and needs to be addressed", hinting adjustments will be made in Windows Blue to make it easier to pick up and use
Microsoft has confirmed that it will be launching a major update for its Windows Embedded 8 OS this year as part of its overall software plans which are covered under the "Blue" code name.
Windows chief Julie Larson-Green has confirmed a public preview of Windows 8.1 will be available in June, as well as some new hardware "in the next few weeks" that could hint at smaller tablets.
Tami Reller, Microsoft's CFO, has revealed some basic info on Windows Blue, saying that it will be an opportunity to respond to customer feedback, while pricing will be announced in the coming weeks
It looks like the leaked builds of Windows 8.1 are showing that the next update to Microsoft's OS will finally put in the promised automatic desktop display scaling feature.
The Movie Moments app in Windows 8.1 build 9385 has been found to silently update after using Windows Update, meaning automatic installation of Windows Store apps could feature in the update
Sources have been cited as saying that Microsoft will announce its second-generation Surface tablets at its BUILD conference in June - but the report comes from the notoriously unreliable Digitimes.
The newly leaked Windows 8.1 build 9385 includes some major changes to the development tools contained as part of IE11, in the first such changes for those tools since IE8.
More information on Microsoft's mysterious Movie Moments app that first appeared in the first Windows Blue/8.1 leaked build has been revealed in screenshots of a later build.
Michael Cherry, and analyst for Directions on Microsoft, has slammed Microsoft's strategy for Windows 8.1, saying that new (or returning) features are irrelevant when the apps "suck."
Images of Windows 8.1 build 9385 have today leaked to the internet. The build is expected to include numerous bug fixes and the possibility of the returned Start button evident in code.
Diving into the new Windows 8.1 APIs available in build 9374 reveals extended support for point-of-sales equipment in the WinRT environment, indicating a push by Microsoft for new POS experiences
There's so many forum topics and comments about the absence of the Start menu and button, so we created a poll to see where our readers stand on the issue. Make yourself heard!
Based on the newest leaked build of Windows 8.1, it looks like the Start screen for Microsoft's OS will have some more customization features for the Modern app tiles.
The newest leaked build of Windows 8.1 apparently allows for the search charm to no longer take up the entire screen with the Apps Search page as it currently does for Windows 8 users.
A new rumor claims that not only is the Start button being put back for the release of Windows 8.1, but that Microsoft's upper management made the decision despite objections from the Windows team.
Watch a video showing some of the features found in the latest leaked build of Windows 8.1 (Blue). These include the new Files app, the many changes to the PC Settings pane, and a few others.
Windows 8.1 build 9369 has leaked which is the second copy of the upcoming release to make its way to the web well ahead of Microsoft's expected release in June.
Over the past few days, there has been quite a bit of noise about being able to boot directly to the desktop with the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 but new information may cast doubt on the feature.
Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft may bring back the familiar Start Button in Windows 8.1 following user feedback, after a source revealed information about plans for the update