Free Windows 8.1 update will be unveiled June 26


The following post was originally published on The Fire Hose.

The Windows 8 update formerly known as “Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1, and consumers will be able to get it as a free update to Windows from the Windows Store, Tami Reller said at the JP Morgan Technology, Media Telecom Conference in Boston today.

More details about Windows 8.1 will be announced soon, Brandon LeBlanc wrote in a follow-up post on Blogging Windows this morning, adding: “We will also be making a public preview of Windows 8.1 available starting on June 26, timed with the Build developer conference in San Francisco. The preview will be available for Windows 8 and Windows RT.”

Read more about Windows 8’s progress to date, and Microsoft’s goal of delivering continual updates to create a richer experience for Windows customers, over on Blogging Windows.

Steve Wiens
Microsoft News Center Staff

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