Rapid updates for Windows 9
Microsoft is speeding up the update releases for next Windows versions
Microsoft is about to fundamentally change its update system for the next version of Windows in a way similar to the current Windows Phone’s approach. That means all consumers will get smaller but more regular over the air updates bringing improvements to certain functionalities of the whole ecosystem.
Specific features of Windows 9 Threshold like Start Menu, Cortana virtual assistant, Notification Center and others will be transformed into separate apps just like Windows Phone, so final users will be able to update these functionalities as soon as they are finalized and approved by Microsoft.
Windows 8.1 Update was a good start, as Microsoft improved several features in the desktop OS. With Windows 9, Microsoft could speed up the update releases to weeks or days, and we have already seen that in Xbox One system. Microsoft has been releasing updates for the gaming console just a few days after they were approved in Redmond.
Windows 9 Preview is expected to arrive in late September, bringing a couple of new features and improvements to the desktop OS. In Windows 9 (Threshold) Microsoft is trying to build One Windows running on all devices – tablets, mobile phones, and desktop computers, with the ecosystem at the center of Windows.