Microsoft schedules Windows 9 event for September 30th
posted by Michael H. / Sep 15, 2014, 6:18 PM
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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Why not 31th?
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 6:20 PM 0
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posted on Sep 15, 2014, 6:22 PM 1
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Maybe because there is no September 31st?
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 6:31 PM 16
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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.
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 6:24 PM 1
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It better be good! They are charging $300 for their pro version.
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 6:41 PM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 10:31 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 6:39 PM 8
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Hopefully it'll be free since Apple gives their Mac OS's away for free now. Looking forward to W9
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 6:44 PM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 15, 2014, 9:53 PM 2
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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.
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 1:51 AM 1
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