Microsoft hasn’t necessarily enjoyed much success with the launch of Windows 8, and the same can be said about its spinoff to Windows RT. Windows Phone 8 has seen some moderate success though, but it’s clear that the company is desperate for a positive change in its results. For some, the smartest thing to do would be to start over, that’s exactly what Microsoft plans to do under Nadella’s administration.
Sources close to Microsoft claim that the company is preparing to announce its next version of Windows in an event on September 30th. At the moment, both the date and the name for this new version of Windows is not final, but even if the date changes, Microsoft is working on a product codename “Threshold,” and this is reportedly the next version of Windows. The changes coming are apparently a new Start menu, the removal of the Charms bar, and an early version of Cortana for Windows.
Speaking of Cortana, the sources also claim that Microsoft might also plan to announce some progress geared to the merging of Windows RT and Windows Phone, into a new and unified mobile operating system. We’re calling it Windows Phone 9 because it would make sense, but this name is not final either.
The source claims that we’re still far away from any official product launches, but this will give developers an early preview of what’s to come. We’ll keep you posted as more information emerges.
Source: The Verge