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Windows Blue (8.1) release date, price and features

From IT Pro

“Windows Blue is the codename for Microsoft's first major upgrade to the Windows 8 desktop operating system.

The launch of Blue will mark a change in strategy for Microsoft. Instead of releasing new editions of Windows after lengthy development cycles, going forward Redmond is expected to refresh its OS on a yearly basis. Blue will offer much more than a traditional 'Service Pack', making it comparable to Apple's annual OS X updates.

Microsoft will not release the the software under the name ‘Windows Blue’. Screenshots of a leaked build at the end of March all but confirmed the software will simply be officially known as Windows 8.1 upon release. Microsoft has taken a similar strategy for its other core products. The Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems were codenamed ‘Mango’ and ‘Apollo’, respectively.

Known as ‘Build 9364’, the leaked code included key features which are expected to make the final release.”

Read more at IT Pro

NCC Weekly News Update 13 May 2013



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