Microsoft to reveal Windows 9 at event later this month?

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 17 September 2014
Microsoft to reveal Windows 9 at event later this month?

Microsoft has sent out press invites ahead of the anticipated preview of the next version of its next Windows platform, codenamed ‘Threshold’. 

An event has been scheduled for 30 September, with invites sent out to members of the press saying: “Join us to hear what’s next for Windows and the enterprise.” Reports indicate that more details about the platform – set to be Windows 9 – will be revealed.

While the invitation doesn’t specify as to whether Microsoft will distribute a tech preview at the event, reports earlier this year indicated the company had the aim of making a full public preview of Windows ‘Threshold’ available in either late September or early October. 

Reports indicate that the next Windows operating system is expected to be a unified operating system working across all of Microsoft’s devices. Rumoured new features include the reinstating of the traditional Start menu, a unified notification centre that appears in the lower right corner of the screen, windowed Metro-Style applications, virtual desktops, and the removal of the Charms bar, which debuted as part of Windows 8. Cortana, the intelligent personal assistant that is available as part of Windows Phone 8.1, could also be included in Windows 9.  

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