The second update to Windows 8.1 will reportedly hit August 12. The update will apparently be a fairly minor one, and will not be manditory. This seems to be a change to Microsoft's orignaly plan for a much bigger Update 2, according to ZDNet:
Microsoft's original plan was to make this update a much bigger and more important release. The Windows team originally was aiming to make the new "mini" Start Menu part of this second update, but scrapped that plan a couple of months ago, deciding instead to make the new Start Menu a feature of Windows "Threshold." Threshold, likely to be called Windows 9, is still sounding like a Spring 2015 deliverable.
Additionally, it appears that Microsoft will not issue a third update for Windows 8.1 later this year. The company is reportedly putting the bulk of their work behind the Threshold release for next year. Windows 8.1 will still receive monthly fixes and smaller updates, however.
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