When Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8 was finally released to the public, some were glad at what they saw while many came away unimpressed. This was a big hit to the company, as it hoped that its new operating system would take the world by storm. Of course, all was not lost and Microsoft has a lot to build on moving forward.
Enter Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8.1. Is it possible that the features included in this update are going to give people what they were hoping to experience in Windows 8? While the answer to this question is yet to be seen, it is what the company as well as its millions of users are hoping for.
Gartner recently took a closer look at this story, giving some more information on why this could be a big change for the company:
“Microsoft recently announced some features of the new user experience included in Windows 8.1 including Start button functions, the ability to boot to the desktop and Internet Explorer (IE) 11. Microsoft has not yet disclosed other features, but said that Windows 8.1 will be a free update from Windows 8. Windows 8.1 is expected to ship in time for holiday device sales.”
As you can see, there is some hype being built around the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8.1 update. Are you going to get everything you were hoping for from this update or will MSFT come up short once again? It is safe to assume that there is no much room for error, so you can expect the company to leave everything on the table.
Here is the problem Microsoft is facing:
“After Microsoft unveiled Windows 8, the newly introduced user experience was criticized. Some users complained about the lack of discoverability, help or cues for the new user experience, and many rejected Windows 8 because of the changes. Based on the information currently available, we believe Windows 8.1 features could quiet most of its detractors.”
If the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8.1 update is able to solve some of these problems, it would go a long way in making users feel better while also helping the operating system gain stability moving forward.
The Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8.1 update is not here yet, but we can expect to learn more about it in the months to come.