We're hearing additional confirmation of rumors that Microsoft is speeding up their release cycle for Windows. Mary Jo Foley's sources say we may see Windows 8.1 update 2 as soon as August, which could include a new start menu, but probably not floating modern apps in desktop mode, which may take until Spring 2015 to arrive in Windows 9. We had heard Windows Phone update cycles would be sped up too, so it would be no surprise if Windows had things kicked up a notch too.
Regardless of how things specifically pan out, we're hearing from multiple sources that Microsoft is kicking their update cycle into high gear, which is good news for all of us. Which features would you like to see in the next Windows update? How about Windows Phone update?