Microsoft Distributes Invites to a September 30 Event; Reportedly Set to Unveil Windows 9
Are you curious after speculations surfaced that Microsoft Corp is set to unveil the successor to its lackluster Windows 8 operating system? This news might sound exciting to you. The giant software maker has started giving away invitations to the media for an event slated on September 30.
The event will be held in San Francisco. It is expected to be a showcase of the latest offerings from Windows and from the enterprise. As expected, Redmond did not provide much information in the invitation. But two weeks prior to the anticipated gathering, well-placed sources and some analysts could not help but unleash various speculations.
Of course, the recent supposed leakages of Windows 9 added fuel to the interest and the speculations. According to sources, the upcoming operating system has a current codename of ‘Threshold.’
The return of ‘Start’
So what can we possibly expect from Windows 9? Speculations have it that the new operating system would bring back the Start menu, which was noticeably missing in Windows 8. There would also be Metro-Style apps on the desktop, Cortana integration, and virtual desktop functionality.
A German website called WinFuture has recently enumerated additional features that are supposed to be part of Windows 9. Supposed leaked screenshots indicate that Live Tiles would be present in an expandable table form. There would also be an option to enable the menu.
More to be expected
The online site also claims to have seen virtual desktops on the leakages. Accordingly, each of those could be customized based on needs and preferences of users. A desktop could be set for personal projects, for entertainment, or for job usage.
Another reported unique feature of Windows 9 would be the Notification Center, which would reportedly collect and report application as well as system alerts. It would also gather data from Windows 8 formatted apps like Skype. And yes, users could take necessary actions from the allotted notification tray.
The upcoming Redmond event is also expected to feature more ‘unveilings’ and product announcements. Microsoft is also expected to announce latest tablets, devices, and slates.