Lots of news on 8.1 today..
Mary Jo Foley at zdnet.com: Here's how the new Windows Blue Start Button may work
Paul Thurrott at winsupersite.com: Coming in Blue: Boot to Desktop, Start Button, and More!
I figured some of you might be interested. Both Mary Jo and Paul detail some new features like boot to desktop, start button and shared background possibly coming to Blue (8.1). It will all be official once BUILD comes along, hopefully these rumours are true!
I'm actually quite excited for the shared background for some reason...