Another Step Forward for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Windows 8.1

With so many people waiting on the release of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8.1, as well as Windows RT 8.1, the company, led by Steve Ballmer, has been moving forward at a brisk pace.

Another Step Forward for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8.1Just 10 months after changing the computing landscape with Windows 8, the company is happy to announce that it has started the release of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 to its hardware partners. In other words, things are moving forward and it will not be long before consumers have their hands on the new update.

Microsoft is proud of the fact that they were able to release such a significant update in such a short period of time. While the verdict is still out on whether or not this update will improve upon what Windows 8 brought to market, many are excited about the prospects of it doing just that.

It won’t be Long for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8.1 Now

Right now, all of the company’s partners are working diligently to ensure that the updated operating system is included in all future devices. This is an important time of the year for these vendors, with the holiday season right around the corner. Thankfully, MSFT was smart enough to push this update in advance of the holiday sales season.

Antoine Leblond of the Microsoft Blogging Windows blog noted that Windows 8.1 will be available on October 18. He added that “this is the date when Windows 8.1 will be broadly available for commercial customers with or without volume licensing agreements, our broad partner ecosystem, subscribers to MSDN and TechNet, as well as consumers.”

Although Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is spending countless time and money on this update, it will still be another couple months before we know how things are going to play out.

Is Windows 8.1 what consumers have been looking for? Or will it disappoint, putting the company in a challenging spot moving forward?

With the release of this update, expect a variety of hardware partners to push some cool devices to market later this fall. From notebooks to tablets, you can expect Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 to be the power under the hood.

How do you feel about this pending update? Are you excited?

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