Microsoft to Release Windows Blue Preview in June

Microsoft to Release Windows Blue Preview in June

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Microsoft has announced that it will release a preview of its next generation Windows Blue operating system in June. The announcement was made by Julie Larson-Green, the head of Windows engineering, during the Wired Business Conference today, reports ZDNet.

Considering Microsoft's Build 2013 developer conference is at the end of June, it's likely that the preview will be released at that time. Larson-Green also said that Windows Blue preview will be available to anyone with Windows 8 via the Windows Store.

According to previous tips and leaks, Microsoft is close to completing what's believed to be the second internal milestone build, known as the Milestone Preview, of Windows Blue. Shortly after that, Microsoft is expected to make its one-and-only Windows Blue public preview available to consumers. Earlier this week, Microsoft officials said to expect the company to make Windows Blue available by holiday 2013. I am still continuing to hear Microsoft is on track to release to manufacturing (RTM) Windows Blue by August 2013 or so.

Larson-Green says that Microsoft will be "principled but not stubborn" about modifications to Windows 8. There have been rumors that the company might bring the Start button and boot to desktop options back; however, that has not been confirmed.

In March an early version of Windows Blue leaked online. You can check out a video of that here. Microsoft is also expected to unveil a smaller 7 to 9-inch tablet at the Build Developer Conference.

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Microsoft to Release Windows Blue Preview in June

Kr00 - May 7, 2013 at 9:13pm
Blue screen of death, more likely. What a failure of a company.
Jay - May 7, 2013 at 10:02pm
You do realize without that "failure of a company" Apple wouldn't exist today...If it wasn't for Bill Gates/Microsoft, Apple would not have survived bankruptcy.
MArk Benson - May 7, 2013 at 10:25pm
Here comes the stupid Apple fanboys...
Bill - May 7, 2013 at 11:16pm
If it wasn't for Apple, we wouldn't have Windows. Microsoft users would still be using DOS.
Cretu - May 8, 2013 at 3:01am
So wait, you consider one of the biggest and richest companies in the world a failure? You aren't too smart are you lol