Windows 9 ‘Threshold’

September 23rd, 2014 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Windows 9, currently codenamed ‘Threshold’ at Microsoft’s headquarters, could be making its début in April 2015.

Windows 9 will try to be completely different to Windows 8 and 8.1, both of which were greeted with mild hatred from its user base

So expect the return of the beloved start menu- lack of a start menu was one of the most disagreeable non-features of Windows 8, and it has long been rumoured that it will make a comeback

The 2015 release date, as is a short release cycles for another new operating systems IT professionals will have to support multiple versions of Windows, as well as a number of different platforms and devices.

This means IT staff will have to stop managing devices and platforms at an OS level and start look at ways to manage users, data and applications no matter what the device.

Windows 9 will be the first major release under VP Terry Myerson, who led the Windows Phone group in his previous position at Microsoft. Updates for the Xbox One and Windows Phone will also be released under the new operating system.

Not much is known of Windows 9 at the moment, but if it rights the wrongs of the current flagship OS, the Windows 8 could end up becoming the next Windows Vista; an expensive lesson.

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