Windows 9 To Be Announced in April at Annual Build Conference

According to recent reports, Microsoft is looking forward to announcing their new Windows desktop OS in the annual Build conference of the company that comes in April this year.

Apparently the company will try to depart from the current OS i.e. Windows 8 and 8.1 with their successor, Windows 9. The news has come out through a prominent Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott.

Based on what Thurrott has reported, the new OS is being code named “threshold” and is bound to be shipped in April 2015. It will bring differences to the OS on such an extent that are comparable to the changes brought by Windows 7 to Windows Vista.

To distance itself from the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft is currently planning to drop the Windows 8 name and brand this next release as Windows 9. That could change, but that’s the current thinking.

Thurrott’s take on the interface and how it works in a divisive way was that “it’s not clear what changes are coming, but it’s safe to assume that a windowed mode that works on the desktop is part of that.”

So far, Microsoft has not started working on Windows 9 but is expected to start the work by late April.

Well, this is the third big thing to look forward to at the Build conference; the first two being what Microsoft has to say in the matters of Xbox One and Windows Phone.

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