The next major version of Windows, which is currently in development under the codename “Threshold” is to be published next year. Microsoft is the operating system then probably as Windows 9 market and plans to manifest, in comparison to Windows 8 / 8.1 some significant UI changes to make. Latest matching reports, several publications by the operating system is in addition to the already confirmed features classic start menu and desktop-window mode for Windows Store apps also support so-called virtual desktops and completely waive the only introduced in Windows 8 Charms Bar.
The most outstanding when it comes to Microsoft informed ZDNet reporter Mary Jo Foley has summarized the recent news around Windows Threshold in an article and thereby verified the veracity of using your own contacts. Foley reiterates that Microsoft Windows Threshold intends to deliver in spring 2015 and they also confirmed that the software giant will then assist first time in the history of Windows virtual desktops. Virtual desktops in the desktop operating system world is nothing new, but are supported for many years by other operating systems such as Linux and OS X. The function allows users between multiple desktop views at will to switch back and forth. This can be useful, among other things, to better organize work processes or simply to increase the clarity. According to Foley, however, is not yet clear whether Microsoft wants this feature apply at all large, or whether it should be more or less implemented only as a hidden option for power users.
Another, perhaps even more significant change to the user interface of the upcoming Windows version relates to the so-called Charms Bar. This control, which was first introduced with Windows 8, and provides, inter alia, quick access to the parts- and search functions of the operating system, the start menu and system settings should now be complete again deleted. – Anyway, calling the Charms bar is a bit cumbersome dissolved in Windows 8 / 8.1 and the feature efficiency controversial, particularly on classical computers without touch screen.
In their article also Foley indicates they have learned from their sources, Microsoft plan in autumn 2014, the first public preview version of Threshold offer. More generally, is the ultimate goal behind his 9 Windows, users who previously – have stayed with Windows XP, Vista or 7 and place little value on the touch screen to move to a transition to the new operating system – for many reasons.
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