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Microsoft's chief operating officer Kevin Turner told the audience today at the company's 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference that the next version of Windows will have 'game changing' features for enterprise users, but did not offer any specific details.

During his section of the WPC 2014 keynote address today, Turner said that they were "really listening and taking feedback" about the next version of Windows from all sides, including consumers, developers, partners and business customers of all sizes. The next major update for Windows has the internal code name Threshold and may or may not be called Windows 9 when it is officially released.

Turner did state that the next version of Windows "will be a great world class enterprise OS when it comes out." Current rumors suggest that Microsoft will release a public preview version of Threshold sometime this fall, with a final release sometime in the spring of 2015. A recent report claimed that Threshold might even be a free update for current Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

Turner also said that the universal apps effort, which allows developers to make apps that work on Windows Phone as well as Windows 8.1, will be expanded in the next version of Windows to include the Xbox One as well as large screen devices such as the ones made by Microsoft's own Perceptive Pixel division.

What do you think some of the "game changing" features will be in the next version of Windows?

Source: Microsoft