Microsoft plan to unveil its Windows 8 successor next month at a special press event. Microsoft sources reveil that the software maker is planning its press event for September 30th to explain upcoming changes to Windows as part of a release codenamed “Threshold.” Although the dat may change, the Threshold version of Windows is in development and Microsoft plan to release a preview version of what we expect will be named Windows 9 to developers on September 30th or sometime there after.
The early preview will give developers a chance to look at the new mini start menu, alonside the removal of the charms bar feature and several UI changes. Microsoft are currently composing several builds of Threshold ready for preview that also include an early version of Cortana, but we are unsure if Microsoft will include this feature as part of the technology preview.
While Threshold is likely to be named Windows 9, it’s unlikely that Microsoft will name its upcoming Windows release at its press event. Instead, Microsoft is said to be planning an overview of key new features of the upcoming operating system, with a technical preview ready for developers and enthusiasts. Microsoft is also building a separate combined version of Windows RT and Windows Phone, and the company may take the time to detail this work during its press event. Either way, Microsoft’s next version of Windows is nearing completion and the company will be ready to talk more about it next month.