Windows “Blue” has been teased by Microsoft for quite some time now. Microsoft has confirmed they are working on Windows Blue, a critical upgrade for Windows 8 users. The new update is scheduled for an August 2013 launch for Windows Blue.

You can now personalize the desktop directly from the desktop, instead of figuring out how to get into PC settings.

You can now personalize the desktop directly from the desktop, instead of figuring out how to get into PC settings.

This all started with a Windows Blue build which was leaked a few days ago. Microsoft soon after confirmed that a public beta will be released for the next-generation desktop operating system market. This will take place at a developer conference in late June.

New core system apps seem to be the majority of the update, with still others planned in addition to those shown off in the leak which included an alarm app, calculator, movie making program and many more.

Internet Explorer 11 is coming with Windows Blue.

Internet Explorer 11 is coming with Windows Blue.

Microsoft does not want to waste much time with beta versions and would rather bring the final edition to the market pronto. The company is said to have reached the first of the two beta milestones, therefore Windows Blue is halfway to a public release.

Devices Pane: Received a new visual update

Devices Pane: Received a new visual update

There is no word yet on pricing, but Microsoft is heading down a path to more frequent, cheaper OS updates, of which Windows Blue will be the first to arrive. There is also talk that Windows Blue’s name will change before its initial public release. Time will tell what Microsoft will bring to us in June, stay tuned.

A Bulgarian, Hamiltonian through and through, Petkov is a soon to be graduate from Mohawk College for journalism. He has worked as a video producer, hoping to expand to a news organization. Stefan has made Hamilton his home for News and his hobbies for the past few years and also works part-time at Mohawk College. He enjoys spending time writing, and video editing.

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