Windows 9, The next Microsoft’s major update, are scheduled to launch in April 2015. Windows 9’s codename is “Treshold”. Because of Windows 9 update, Windows 8 is looking like the next Vista. According to Winsupersite, Microsoft will make the announcement of Windows 9 at this year’s build conference in April 2014.
The build conference will be mainly focused on Windows Phone 8 and XboX, However, the biggest news will be Windows 9 update.
What will happen to Windows XP ?
For Enterprise costumers, the change applies to Forefront Endpoint Protection, System Center Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security, and Windows Intune running on Windows XP. For common consumers, the engine in question is Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft said that it made the decision to assist customers with their migrations away from Windows XP.
Microsoft stated that it will discontinue support for Windows XP on 8 april 2014 but, for those who can’t make the transition in time. There’s still some hope. The firm also said that it will continue to provide updates to its antimalware signatures and engine for Windows XP users until 14 July 2015 – more than a year after XP support officially ends.
What will Windows 9 looks like ?
Microsoft stated that they won’t give developers an early version release of Windows 9 at Build conference in 2014, Because it will not go into production until after the conference. The firm will release an update (Service Pack-based update) to Windows 8.1 in this year called GDR 1.
Windows 9 will likely to be the version of the OS that will have the return of the old start menu and will add the ability to run Modern UI apps on the desktop alongside regular software. Microsoft is still responding to complaints after the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8 in line with these complaints.
The original start menu allowed user to open applications and search the computer. The Start menu was dropped for Windows 8 and, although a Start button arrived with Windows 8.1 update. It simply takes users to the tiled Modern interface.