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Second Windows 8.1 Update Reportedly Coming August

A new operating system update called "Windows 8.1 Update 2" may arrive on Aug. 12, according to media reports on Monday.

The 2014 Microsoft Product Roadmap

From Windows 8.1 receiving its first major update to the "Threshold" release wave beginning to take shape, 2014 promises to be an important year for Microsoft's vision of a more unified product ecosystem. Key releases for Office, Dynamics, Windows Phone and others are also in the offing over the next 12 months.

Microsoft Talks Up Recent Windows Updates, Stays Quiet on 'Threshold'

Microsoft spent much of Wednesday's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) keynote touting recent improvements to Windows and Windows Phone, but gave few details about its plan for the platforms going forward.

Microsoft Releases 'Apportals' for Windows 8

Microsoft on Friday launched "Windows Apportals," a custom portal technology for organizations using Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.

Report: Windows 9 Will Have Desktop-Focused Improvements

Windows 9, code-named "Threshold," will include improvements for those who primarily use the traditional desktop environment for Win32-based applications, according to longtime Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley.

Rumor: Windows 8.1 Update 2, Windows 9 To Have First Outing at WPC

Microsoft is preparing to unveil Windows 8.1 Update 2 and an early version of Windows 9 at July's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), according to online leaker "WZor."

Windows 8.1 Update Reaches Consumer Install Deadline

For individual Windows 8.1 users, Tuesday marked the installation deadline for Windows 8.1 Update.

Report: Start Menu May Return Next Year in Windows 9

The Start Menu may not return to Windows until next year's release of Windows 9, rumored to be code-named "Threshold."

Windows 8.1 with Bing Coming Preloaded on Low-End Devices

A new Windows 8.1 edition with Bing will come preinstalled on lower-cost devices starting this fall, Microsoft announced on Friday.

Microsoft Extends Windows 8.1 Update Install Deadline

Consumers have one more month to install Windows 8.1 Update and ensure that they continue to receive support for future updates.

Analyst: Faster Windows Cycle Brings Challenges to Orgs

A faster Windows release cycle means organizations may struggle to keep pace with updates for other products, such as Windows Server and Visual Studio, according to analyst Wes Miller.

Report: Second Windows 8.1 Update Coming This Fall

A second update to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is reportedly in the pipeline this year.

Windows 8.1 Update Released to Volume Licensing

Volume licensing customers can now access Microsoft's updates to Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry on the company's Volume License Service Center (VLSC).

Microsoft Begins Windows 8.1 Update Rollout

Windows 8.1 Update, which Microsoft showcased at last week's Build conference, begins rolling out to PCs and devices on Wednesday via the Windows Update service.

Microsoft Exec Details Window 8.1 Update's Enterprise Enhancements

Erwin Visser, general manager of Windows and Windows Phone Commercial Marketing, explained some of the nuances of this week's Build announcements in a phone interview on Wednesday.