Microsoft has delayed Windows 8.1 “Update 1” to April

Windows 8

Last we heard about Microsoft’s PC-focused update to Windows 8.1 it was said to be launching in March. ZDNet is now reporting that Microsoft has pushed back “Update 1” to April 8th. Furthermore, they say Microsoft will roll out the update with Windows Update instead of the Windows Store. Anyone that installed the 8.1 update through the Store knows how annoying that was.

As mention above, Update 1 is a PC-focused update. Microsoft has done a lot to improve the experience for keyboard and mouse users. New features like a title bar on metro apps and the ability to pin metro apps to the taskbar will be welcomed additions. For more information about Update 1 you can follow along with all the news here.

We really like the direction Microsoft is taking with each update to Windows 8. The initial release was great for touch users, but now they have to improve things for everyone else. Windows 8.1 was a big step in the right direction, and by all accounts it seems Update 1 will take it to the next level. April can’t come fast enough.

 

 


  • bikdav

    “Anyone that installed the 8.1 update through the Store knows how annoying that was.” I didn’t mind going through the store to get the original 8.1. But, sending through the update channel should be more convenient.