We’ve seen leaks the past few weeks for Windows 8.1 Update 1, the first big update for Windows 8.1 users. The release is just around the corner. Although it’s apparently been pushed back a month from what we’ve heard earlier. You’ll most likely be able to pick up Update 1 during’ April’s Patch Tuesday on the 8th. Details below.
Mary Jo Foley reports that she’s heard the ship target for Windows 8.1 Update 1 has moved from March to April. This comes from two of her sources and actually makes a bit more sense than a March release for the update.
Microsoft’s //BUILD/ developer conference takes place over April 2-4. While we know Windows Phone 8.1 will dominate the news at Build, it’s also a good place for Microsoft to talk about their other platforms like Windows and Xbox. They can talk Windows 8.1 Update and release it a few days later via Patch Tuesday. Makes sense to us.
Update 1 is notable for bringing a few changes and refinements to Windows 8.1. We should see things like the ability to run Windows 8 applications on the desktop, pinning Windows 8 apps to the taskbar and boot to desktop as default has been rumored.