Microsoft shipped its Windows 8 operating system in October, but the company is planning to update it in a big way with codename Blue. Designed for new hardware, including 7- and 8-inch devices, Windows 8.1 (Blue) will be treated as a new version of Windows — an update to Windows 8. Check out all the news below as we follow Windows 8.1's progress from milestone to release.
It's take two for Microsoft's ambitious operating system
The Start button returns with new Snap Views, improved apps, and more
Pricing and more details in the next few weeks