Microsoft has moved to a rapid release cycle and we have now seen the fruits of this refined release cycle with ‘Blue’ which was a wave of releases across many of the company’s core products. If you were wondering what would follow Blue, the answer is “Threshold” and it is targeting a Spring 2015 release date.
The information comes from the reliable Mary Jo Foley who has previously stated that Microsoft would be releasing updates in the spring of 2015 and now we know the codename for the updates. While we do not know exactly what all will be in the updates, know that the release will work to move all Windows based products closer together including Windows Phone, Windows, and Xbox One.
The report cites that ‘Threshold’ will build upon cross-platform commonality for “high value activities” with the idea being that Microsoft will work to narrow the gap between its key platforms. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as we have been hearing for some time that Microsoft wanted to make Windows one platform that spans multiple types of devices.
MJF states that the post Windows 8.1 update, simply called Update 1 should arrive in the Spring of 2014 along with Windows Phone 8.1
The name “Threshold”, for those who are curious, comes from one of the Xbox’s premier games, Halo, that made its debut back in 2001.
Source: Mary Jo Foley