Microsoft schedules Windows 9 event for September 30th

Microsoft schedules Windows 9 event for September 30th
There has been a number of rumors going around that Microsoft is eager to move beyond Windows 8 in the hopes of finding another Vista/Windows 7 scenario. The next major version of Windows isn't expected to launch until sometime in 2015 (likely April), but Microsoft has scheduled an event for September 30th which is widely expected to be where Windows 9 is shown off.

Microsoft has sent around invitations for an event to be held in San Francisco on the 30th, and the invitations say "Join us to hear what's next for Windows and the enterprise." The event will be led by Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, Joe Belfiore, and Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson. Microsoft is expected to show off and release a "Technical Preview" of the next major version of Windows. 

We don't know a lot about Windows 9. We know that it is expected to unify Windows from phone to desktops, and may change the UI focus for different devices. Desktops will get less of the Metro UI, and more of the traditional desktop, complete with a redesigned Start menu, and tablets are expected to see less of the traditional desktop and more of the Metro UI. There has even been a new rumor that Windows Phone could drop the word "phone" from the name. 

source: The Verge

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35 Comments

1. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Why not 31th?

2. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

*31st?

5. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Tuesday is always a day for announcements when it comes to technology for some reason. I never really figured out why. Almost all video games come out Tuesday.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

video games and DVD/Bluray releases. Who knows why...

16. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Because they used collected data that showed the best day to release them is tuesday.

24. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Oh really? How weird thought that that day happens to be Tuesday lol. It's a bit random.

35. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Monday Night Football. You don't schedule events on days where you might miss out on a few folks.

28. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Tech Tuesday! perhaps...

7. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Maybe because there is no September 31st?

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!!

21. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Pretty good argument... :-D

3. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Finally Microsoft listings to us!!

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This can't come soon enough. I have been dodging windows 8 on my main machine after having wasted money on keys for it. Hopefully it is the windows 7 to windows 8 because otherwise, I might have to get a mac again, which don't exactly make good gaming laptops.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It better be good! They are charging $300 for their pro version.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Really? huh i bought windows 8 pro on 12/2012 for 39.99 from MS.

32. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

You and I both... The best 39.99 that I ever spent and did not leave my seat to get it.. Windows 8 was awesome, and it was not adopted by lame, old school tech challenged, and people stuck on the old start menu. With hot keys and a Windows key board you could navigate as if it were a touch screen. Most people did not have a clue about how easy Windows 8 is to navigate with or with out a keyboard.

6. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

WINDOWS 9 IS GOING TO BE NICE, BUT I like Windows 8 also

8. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I like windows 8. Have it on my desktop and laptop. But unlike the whiners I just go into desktop mode and ignore the tiles. I hope all those with windows 8 get a free upgrade to 9 though.

11. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Hopefully it'll be free since Apple gives their Mac OS's away for free now. Looking forward to W9

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Technically they only offer the Mavericks update for free. Prior updates (including those necessary to upgrade to Mavericks from a not-up-to-date mac) still cost money.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Windows 8.1 was free for Windows 8 users I'd wouldn't be surprised if Windows 9 was free for 8.1/8 users But I wouldn't bet on it either

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Me three, Windows 8 took me a couple weeks to adjust to the OS once i did it was smooth sailing and 8.1 even made it better.

10. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I am looking forward to what Windows 9 has in store.........hopefully better than Windows 8 and 8.1

13. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

As me, a annual update of the Windows OS represents a lot of headache with my music studio...

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Marking my calendar... hopefully Microsoft comes out with something that people will make people actually want to upgrade from Windows XP & 7.

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Bring it on MS!

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

With Joe Belfiore there, I wouldn't be surprised to see a mobile announcement or two. He's done much of the Windows Phone presentations, and more recently did the excellent Cortana presentation.

22. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Doesn't hurt to hope.

23. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am sure that MS is ready to get past the WP8/Windows Vista comparisons. I feel both those OS's get a bad rep. I used both, and I understand they were not as good as XP or Windows 7, but each had strengths that have been vital to improvements in the OS. Neither were unusable or the embarrassment they are made out to be. Windows 8.1 is the smoothest running OS I have ever used on a computer. I tend to not use the tiles either. Tiles work on mobile as they provide quick starts for applications and shortcuts which is important for seamless operations with restricted data. But on a PC/Laptop/premium tablet they are just unnecessary.

25. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I never used Vista so I don't really know why it "sucks" so much. Byt I love the smoothnes of 8. And IMO even the tile interface is good to use with a mouse.

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