Come September 30 and the world will know something more about the next Windows desktop OS. According to invitations sent by the company to members of the press on Monday, Microsoft will give an early look on the next iteration of the Windows OS platform, the Windows 9.
The event planned for September 30th will be held in San Francisco and will focus on the future of Windows and the enterprise. The event is to be enterprise focused and will be addressed by Microsoft executives Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore.
The next iteration of Windows has been christened as Threshold and is referred as Windows 9 by the media. Microsoft has not opened all its cards about the launch. Threshold could also be a interim release before the release of the full Windows 9 version later.
The Windows release is being referred to as the Windows Technical Preview after leaked screenshots appeared last week. The Windows 9 will be bringing back the Start menu will also enable the Windows Store Apps to run their own windows on the desktop of the OS. The other features which are rumored to be present in Windows 9 include removal of the Charms Bar, an Update button, Cortana integration, a Notification Center showing alerts from apps or from the system, as well as a feature called Virtual Desktops
Windows 9 is also expected to feature a Virtual Desktop which will let users compose different screen views and can be used to pull apps together. A new Windows Server is also expected to be released during the September 30 event. Experts also opine that the Threshold release will be the last formal OS release. Henceforth Microsoft will follow an incremental release cycle that’s similar to Office 365 software releases. All the features in the Windows Technical Preview will not be delivered till the spring of 2015.