Microsoft recently reviled via its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet web page that PC manufacturers have until October 31 of next year to sell off all their stocks of computers running Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1. This I believe is an attempt by Microsoft to force all Windows users to embrace and switch over to Windows 10 which was made public in July 2015. As we all know, its Windows 8 did not have a good spell during its launch due to missing Start button UI which has always been part of Microsoft previous OSes, not until Windows 8.
In few months time, Windows 8.1 (previously known as Windows Blue) update will be unleashed to all users of Windows 8. A host of improvement, performance and new features had been added into this release including the popular ‘Start’ button. Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 8.1 update will be released for public preview during the Microsoft’s Build conference in June this year. I can’t wait to lay my hands on this update and dig into each of the following new features and improvement already made known: New Features / Improvements: – Boot to Desktop – Desktop and Start Screen – Lock screen cloud powered photo-frame – New Tile Sizes on start screen – Motion ancient dragon background – New Search feature – Sky Drive – The Apps screen – New improved Internet Explorer Microsoft has provided a brief video overview of some of the high-lighted new features above in Windows 8.