Microsoft forges ahead toward Windows 8.1 Update 1
Summary: An expected update to Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system is looking like it's going to make its projected 'spring' deadline.
Mary Jo Foley
By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | January 8, 2014 -- 14:29 GMT (06:29 PST)
New screen shots shared by Windows leaker "WZor" on January 8 indicate Microsoft's progress on an update to Windows 8.1 due out this spring. Back in October 2013, I blogged about the coming Windows 8.1 Update 1 release -- an updated version of the Windows 8.1 operating system. According to my contacts, Microsoft is/was planning to deliver this update around the time it releases its Windows Phone 8.1 "Blue" operating system release. The goal of Windows 8.1 Update 1 is to bring the PC/tablet and phone operating system platforms into closer alignment, from a programming interface standpoint.