Windows 8.1 Update 1 expected to release on March 11
You may have heard comments and rumors that the Windows 8 is new “Vista”, but that doesn’t stop Microsoft from working on the platform and try to deliver best for its users and now it seems that the company is on its way to release an update with host improvements, a patch that is expected to improve overall performance and experience.
The report came from ZDNet which cited its trusted source. According the site, “accurate and trusted sources.”. The update is known as Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Microsoft is expected to deliver the update to Windows 8.1 users via Windows Update. The source that revealed this info said that the Microsoft may deliver its recent work to reduce further memory and disk space requirements for Windows that will eventually let cheap tablets to run Windows, a strategy to further expand the Windows 8 OS reach and rival Android and iOS?
Other features expected to come along is capability to pin Metro-style Windows Store apps to users’ desktop task bars, so you won’t have to go back to the Metro UI to access Windows 8 apps while on the desktop. That is really a good improvement on that side, it was annoying to switch back and forth to get some features and apps on Windows 8. Here is the screenshot how it would look like on the desktop taskbar.
Other interesting feature is return of the Start button that many users got confused of and complained at first when the Windows 8 was released. Microsoft seems to be working hard to make sure the Windows 8 gives a seamless experience for the users. Here Microsoft is trying to integrate the Metro and Desktop which is expected improve the environment.
The Windows 8.1 Update 1 is expected to hit on March 11th unless Microsoft delays it further. However, take this with a pinch of salt as this is not confirmed yet but from screenshots, it seems to be true and such an update makes sense.