Microsoft’s latest innovation sees it revamp the windows brand. In its Windows 8 avatar, the OS breaks new ground with it metro-style user interface. The new start up screen, with faster performance, improved cloud features and live tiles shortcuts to access applications, and many other un-matching features allure users to go for Windows 8 upgrade.
To promote the platform more effectively, Microsoft has planned to provide enhancements & fixes for the current Windows 8 platform for a promotional rate of around $40, with the Windows Blue scheme. This update scheme, targets to correct the Operating System’s previous faults by introducing yearly updates. This move will help the users to avail the new features within a short span of time, and also falls within the budget. Office 360 subscription model is a similar example with offers for affiliated products on monthly or yearly renewal option.
The next destination – Windows 8.1
Before moving on to the next RTM milestone with Windows 8.1, Microsoft will introduce a “milestone preview” build to the public. This preview will help users to adjust & update several applications on their platform, which in turn, will convince them to go for a full option upgrade eventually.
Reports say that Windows 8.1 will take the operating platform back into incremental numbering system, as used in Windows 3.x. but at the same time, adjusting the users’ interest with integrated modern user interface apps; also featuring newer Internet Explorer, Mail, Calendar, Bing & other new developed platform supplements. In addition, there may be kernel and driver-level updates to improve portable devices’ battery life & overall performance.
As per Win8China, Windows 8.1 will improve calibration of applications on the Windows Store, so as to present them on any screen size without any resolution issue. The website also says that the Windows Blue update will be free for Windows 8 users, but may cost around $ 40 for Windows 7 & other users who are looking forward for Windows 8 upgrade options. And also that, this update will be available for a limited offer period only.
Apart from Windows 8 operating system and Windows 8 phone, Windows server, Outlook.com, & SkyDrive are the other Microsoft products, which will be refreshed by this Windows Blue update. This promotional offer by Microsoft will surely attract users who are looking forward to move on with the newer Windows 8 platform.