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Windows 8.1 Preview Will Coincide with Build Conference

Microsoft says the update, codenamed Windows Blue, will be free for Windows 8 users.


Microsoft has released more details about the next version of its flagship operating system, codenamed Windows Blue. The official name for the release will be Windows 8.1, and it will be a free upgrade for current license holders.

The company plans to release a preview June 26, which is also the date that its Build developer conference begins in San Francisco."

In a blog post, Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc also noted, "We now have more than 70,000 apps in the Windows Store (the online app store for Windows) – apps such as Twitter, eBay, Netflix, CNN and games like Temple Run: Brave, Bejeweled LIVE and Angry Birds Star Wars and many others."

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