Rumor: Windows 9 to be released next year

Microsoft is just on the verge of releasing Windows 8.1 to public which is definitely not a major shift from Windows 8 (similar to a service pack) and we know that RTM build has already been compiled today news is coming from WZOR who posted on Russian site that Windows 9 would be coming next year. Going by the credibility of news WZOR has some internal contacts and frequently releases information related to Windows Milestone, Beta builds.

According to more information available Aero interface would be coming back in Windows 9. No other information is available till yet as what features and what not would be including in coming Windows.

We have started this blog to write about Windows 9 and as now Windows 8.1 is just going to be released so we would more frequently update this blog, so stay tuned :)

Windows Blue, Build 9364 leaked

We have just got an exclusive news from our sources that that Windows Blue Build 9364 which probably belongs to Milestone 1 has been leaked and is available for download somewhere on internet. This is the first build to be leaked after Windows 8 was released by Microsoft.

Here are the details of the build-

Name: 9364.0.FBL_PARTNER_OUT13.130315-2105_X86FRE_CLIENT_EN-US-IMP_CCSA_DV5.ISO

Size: 2,63 GB

HASH: 179B588DFC21CCF4B76B7E9BE505A51D00F52D6F

Currently only 32 bit version has been leaked.

Here is the screenshot of this build-

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Note: We won’t recommend our readers to download the leaked build and also please do not post any links to torrents or file sharing in comments.

Windows Blue Build 9347 screenshot leaked

We have earlier seen the leaked screenshot of Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 9. Now another screenshot has been leaked from build 9347. The complete build string is 9347.0.x86fre.winmain_bluem1.130220-1504_en-us_DV5.iso according to which this build was compiled on February 20 and belongs to Milestone 1 branch. The size of the build was 2.41 GB and interesting the taskbar was hidden (probably Microsoft may change something). First here is the screenshot of Build 9347-

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Here is the screenshot of Internet Explorer 11 in Windows Blue which was leaked on net couple of days back suggesting that some major changes might be coming in Windows Blue-

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Windows Blue seems to be the upgrade of Windows 8 which would be available for public testing in coming months and would be released in this year.

Windows 9 to be the biggest paradigm shift in history of Windows

Microsoft has recently launched Windows 8 and now as everyone know is working on the next version of Windows. There has been news online that next version of Windows would be called Windows Blue, though Microsoft is still naming the next OS as Windows 9. In one of the recent job post on Microsoft Career site, the company mentioned that Windows 9 would be the biggest paradigm shift. We know that Microsoft has integrated some cloud related features in Windows 8 like skydrive, though there is still lot more to go when talking about cloud. According to the job post there would be some major changes when related to Windows with cloud. Here is what the job post reads-

Windows is the heart and soul of Microsoft. Windows8 just RTM-ed to reinforce to our customers and partners around the world that Windows continues to be the most competitive and desirable operating system in the industry. Highest quality and technology innovations across hardware, software, and services are the Windows8 signature.

The next version of Windows release will advance further the promise of the newly reimagined Windows user experience. Do you want to be part of the biggest paradigm shift in the history of Windows? Do you want to play key role in shipping breakthrough the next version of Windows features to delight in new ways hundreds of millions of people across the world? Do you want to be one of writers of the Cloud story for Window? Are you passionate about testing? If so, we want to talk to you!

You will be working alongside a strong team of talented SDETs to develop robust automated test collateral, define end-to-end coverage to measure feature quality from customer perspective, define and refine test tools and methodologies, and work closely with Dev/PM counterparts and partner teams to shape features that will be used by millions of customers.
You will be responsible for ensuring quality on a high-impact feature set, responding to internal/external customer feedback, fostering multiple partner relationships, and helping to expand the depth and scope of testing within the Windows User Experience team. Opportunities to grow your career, your technical expertise, and to work with internal and external Windows partners are significant.

It’s Not Windows 9 but Windows Blue

The latest version of the Windows franchise has just been released but speculations and rumors on what and how the next version would be is unabated. What do experts and techno hubs have to say about the next Windows?

The Next One Wouldn’t Probably be Windows 9

If we follow the pattern correctly, we would expect the next release to bear the name Windows 9. But according to some rumors, this might not happen. Some speculate the next update would bear the name Windows Blue, it is an update on the Windows OS franchise and is somewhat expected to be released or introduced sometime next year.

Reported on ZDNet and according to Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft might release a new Windows bearing the code name blue next year and the possibility that Microsoft would also release newer version of Windows more often than before is also growing ever plausible.

What Windows Blue might offer is still unclear, there is a debate if it is a release of features or just an update that would fix and patch flaws. Whether it is a service pack or not, it is speculated that Windows Blue would be out within a year. Microsoft may have plans just lurking around the corner, the launch o Windows Blue might just one.

Windows 8 has just been released and it received mixed reviews from the users, but if it is judged as bad, the release of something like Windows Blue can take our attention from Windows 8.

According to personal opinions of tech experts and writers, Windows Blue (whether it is real or not) would be a mix of features and fixes. Users of Windows 8 can attest the OS is not perfect and it does need fixes to smooth down its issues. The fixes are also necessary to give it a sense of completeness, which can make it a hot enterprise in the technology market.

Speculations about Windows Blue are emerging and we might hear more of this in the months to come.

Other Rumors about Windows 9

Other speculations are also spreading in the tech world, certain experts reveal that Microsoft is planning to show a developer preview for Windows 9, but this does not mean the new Operating System would be officially called Windows 9, rumors are spreading it would bear the name Windows Infinity and Windows 9 is just the current code name. It is rumored to be released in 2014 along with Internet Explorer 12. Microsoft is also speculated to name new operating system to Window 8.1 or 8.5. This is not the first time Microsoft added decimal points to the operating systems they have released (like Windows 3.1). These rumors remain as it is until Microsoft releases their own take on the matter, as of now these remain to be speculations and no one exactly knows what the next updates or releases would be. For the mean time, all attention and focus are geared towards the latest Microsoft release which is Windows 8.

Can’t Wait? What’s next after Windows 8?

With the drastic change and the seemingly head to toe makeover of Windows 8 leads us not to wonder why some users hate it. They might be hopefully waiting for the next version which would surpass or improve its predecessor. So are there hopes for Windows 9?

Playing the Waiting Game

There sure is hope if Microsoft will stick to its three year cycle or releasing new operating systems. If this happens and Microsoft does not suddenly change the trajectory, a newer version of the Windows operating system may be released October of 2015. If your hopes can wait for this long, then it might be good news. But for those who can’t wait, sticking to the newer version and getting used to it is the only solution.

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Why Anticipation Grows for the Next One?

We cannot blame some users if they anticipate a new one to come, or if they would want to stick to the older versions of Microsoft OS. Windows 8 offers new and exciting features, but the features also cause certain glitches and problems for the users. What are those problems? Here are just some of them:

  1. The Drastic Change

A primary issue compounding the latest version of the Microsoft Operating System is the big change it has undergone. The change is described as drastic and dramatic, and it looks nothing like the older versions. Of course, we cannot deny that change is good; changes must be set in a bar where we could recognize a development or an improvement. Windows 8 in fact provided this, but the change may not fit the needs of the users. First and foremost, the radical change pushes users to relearn the processes that they have been doing for years. The relearning process is definitely inconvenient, inefficient and can waste time.

But we cannot also blame Microsoft for this dramatic change, we are a new era defined by touch screens and tablets, and the company must simply keep up and set the bar at high standards.

  1. Icons are In A Mess

Users might find the current interface a little inconvenient and messy. Icons are located on squares or tiles and links to a variety of uninstallers. Most users deem it messy and unnecessary.

  1. Multi Monitors Misbehave

If you have multi-monitors and you click your desktop on Monitor 2, the screen over the first monitor disappears, the Start screen also returns to the previous app and this prevents users from using the Metro Tile interface effectively. Tech experts suggests this can be solved by allowing users to click anywhere on the monitor without causing changes to the others.

On a Positive Note

Windows 8 has just been released and at this stage of its development, flaws and faults are still discovered. Let’s hope the pitfalls would be used as strengths to improve the newer versions, but we would have to wait 3 years for that so for the mean time, we could start getting used to the latest version.

Hello Welcome to Windows 9 Beta

Hello everyone, we are finally starting a blog related to Windows 9 after much success of our Windows 8 Beta blog. As mentioned on our first post at the sister site, we would keep this blog updated and post all the information about Windows 9 including Windows 9 news, download, rumors, release date and much more. We would like to build the user base for this blog again and would like to see this blog at similar heights as our Windows 8 Beta blog. We would try to provide information about Windows 9 first on internet.