Microsoft has started sending out invitations for an upcoming event that's set for September 30. And although the company hasn't spilled out anything, all fingers point at a new Windows platform.
The US software giant revealed very little via the invitations it sent out. The invitation read: "Join us to hear what's next for Windows and the enterprise." That's a big sign that the company is indeed planning on something with the Windows platform, and a new Windows platform has the biggest probability.
The new invitation comes in after a few leaked screenshots of what is primarily believed to be from Windows 9 were found online. Moreover, it's also that time of the year when Microsoft does pull out a new Windows from the hat, although final details will be revealed later.
A boatload of leaked screenshots from the next version of Windows were recently leaked online. The leaked images claim that this is a leaked build of "Threshold," also known as Windows 9, that Microsoft sent over to its partners.
Brought to light first via Computer Base and WinFuture.de, the new screenshots have offered a massive detail on what we should be expecting from the platform on release. For example, when running in windowed mode, the Windows Store apps will get a button in the top-left corner.
"Clicking the button brings up a list of functions that previously appeared in the Charms bar, including Search, Share, Play, Project and Settings. This menu lets users switch the app to full screen mode as well," explained a previous PCWorld report.
Coming back to present day, the upcoming event is currently slated to take place in San Francisco. "It will be aimed at developers behind programs designed for computers powered by Windows software, and at businesses that depend on Microsoft programs in their networks," writes The Sun Daily.