Windows Blue is the next version of Microsoft's OS, changing the way the software giant releases updates - here we reveal what's known about the next version of Windows and what it means for users.
Microsoft has officially codenamed Windowsn8.1 as Blue, which is an extensive update to Windows 8 that brings more improvements than a basic Service Pack, without being a full new version of the OS.

 Windows 8.1 will come with more customization options such as more tile sizes on StartScreenmore touch screen gestures, enhanced snap functionality, newer animations, etc. There will be a few new metro apps such as Alarm app, Calculator app, Sound Recorder app, etc. Also there will be many improvements in security and performance of the OS such as less RAM usage, better support for new hardware, etc. It might also fix bugs which we found in Windows 8.
There are rumors that Microsoft may also bring Start button and direct boot to Desktop features back in Windows 8.1 because several Windows 8 users are complaining about these 2 issues. Existing Windows 8 users may check out this topic to know about various free software and manual methods to bring back Start button and Start Menu in Windows 8. Also check out this tutorial to learn how to direct boot into Windows 8 Desktop.
Microsoft has announced at official Windows blog that its going to release a free Public Preview build of Windows 8.1 (or Windows Blue) at BUILD conference which will take place on 26 June 2013  i.e. next month for both Windows 8 and Windows RT users.
Windows Blue will be called Windows 8.1and will be a FREE update for existing Windows 8 users and will be available through Windows Store.

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