Microsoft at MWC 2014: Windows 8.1 to Receive First Important Update this Spring


Microsoft has set the ball rolling at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event with a host of significant announcements related to its upcoming plans for the future, one of them being some potential update news related to the company's Windows 8.1 platform.

According to reports, Microsoft has officially announced that it will be pushing out the first ever update for Windows 8.1 starting this spring. The announcement was made bu Joe Belfiore, the vice president and manager for Windows Phone Program Management, during the company's press event at the ongoing Mobile World Congress.


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Microsoft at MWC 2014: Windows 8.1 to Receive First Important Update

Previous to this, the first update to the Windows 8.1 platform had been leaked a number of times in the past with rumors related to the same also announcing a potential March or April arrival for the update.

Taking the center-stage at this year's MWC event, Mr. Belfiore did state that changes are on the cards with the new update aiming assist anyone using Windows 8.1 on a traditional PC rather than a touchscreen device, although revealing very little about the update itself.

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"We are making improvements to the user interface that will naturally bridge touch and desktop, especially for our mouse and keyboard users," Belfiore said. "We have a number of targeted UI improvements that keep our highly satisfying touch experience intact, but that make the UI more familiar and more convenient for users with mouse/keyboard."

"Don't worry, we still love and believe in touch... but you'll like how much more smooth and convenient these changes make mouse and keyboard use," he further added.

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As of now, with the new version of the OS, users will be able to switch between apps via the Windows 8.1 taskbar. Moreover, additional changes will allow users to close apps with a right click menu (provided you have a mouse at your disposal).


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