Windows 8.1 Update ISOs now available on Microsoft TechNet and MSDN

While early builds of Windows 8.1 Update have been leaked on the Internet for the past few months, today Microsoft officially released the ISO files for its major new upgrade to its latest PC OS for its TechNet and MSDN subscribers.

In addition, Microsoft has also released Windows Server 2012 R2 with Update 1 to TechNet and MSDN users. As we have previously reported, Windows 8.1 Update will be made available as a free download for anyone who has a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC in less than a week on April 8th.

Today's ISO file release on TechNet may be one of the last major software downloads for that service. Microsoft announced in 2013 that it would no longer take any new subscribers to TechNet. Current members still have full access to the service until their subscriptions eventually run out.

As we have reported before, Windows 8.1 Update offers a number of tweaks to the OS, especially for people who still use a mouse and keyboard as their main way to control a PC. Microsoft also plans to bring back a version of the Start menu on the desktop UI in yet another future Windows 8.1 update.

Thanks to Neowin forum member 'cantoris' for the tip!

Source: TechNet and MSDN | Image via Microsoft

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