Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 Spring Update

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Metro UI
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Metro UI
The Redmond giant has finally confirmed 'Update 1' for Windows 8.1. Microsoft also revealed that this will be a "Spring Update" as previous rumors mentioned.
Codrut Nistor,

After months of countless rumors and leaks regarding its release date and features, the next update to Windows 8.1 has been finally announced by Microsoft's officials at the press event held by the company at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier today.  

Joe Belfiore also mentioned a few interesting aspects of Windows 8.1 "Spring Update" on the Windows Phone Blog, thus confirming the rumors about enhanced support for enterprise users and interface improvements aimed at those still using a mouse and keyboard instead of a touchscreen. Modern apps will get a title bar and users will be able to pin them to the taskbar as needed. Depending on the applications present on the taskbar, they may get a jumplist and even media control support as well. 

Unlike the Windows 8.1 update which used the Windows Store, Windows 8.1 "Spring Update" will be delivered to customers via Windows Update. In addition to this Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft will also release a minor Windows Server 2012 R2 update that includes "minor UI enhancements and bug fixes, as well as previously-released monthly update rollups and security fixes," according to officials.

An accurate date of release has not been revealed yet, but most rumors claim that Windows 8.1 "Spring Update" will arrive in early April, most likely on the 8th.


static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2014 02 > Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 Spring Update
Codrut Nistor, 2014-02-23 (Update: 2014-02-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.