Microsoft confirmed on Sunday that Windows 8.1 will be getting a "Spring Update" in the near future that will include some UI changes made for mouse and keyboard users, among other features and improvements. However, the company also quietly revealed that Windows Server 2012 R2 will also be getting its own "Spring Update".
The official Windows Server blog confirmed those plans, but concrete details on the update's contents have yet to be revealed. Microsoft did state, "This update to Windows Server 2012 R2 includes minor UI enhancements and bug fixes, as well as previously-released monthly update rollups and security fixes." As with the Windows 8.1 announcement, the blog did not give a specific release date for the update, saying only that more information will be shared before the download will be made available.
One thing the blog did touch upon was its compatibility with other programs. It stated that the Windows Server team is "committed" to making the update process "as simple and straightforward as possible, ensuring that Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications running on Windows Server 2012 R2 'just work' without the need for re-certification." Windows Server 2012 R2 was first released in October, alongside Windows 8.1
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