Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) France Blows Secret, Windows 9 Announcement Coming

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is no Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) when it comes to preserving the secrecy of announcements and allowing hype to build leading up to major events. They proved that yet again, as The Register reported that the President of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) France, Alain Crozier, confirmed that Windows 9 is coming and will be released in short order.

microsoft msft

“Last year we had Windows 8. In the next few minutes, the next few days, we’ll be releasing Windows 9,” Crozier is reported as saying.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) France moved quickly to counter the slip, releasing a statement to from their director of marketing and operations in France, Nicolas Petit, saying to look forward to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s planned September 30 event in San Francisco, and the future of Windows, which he described as not actually having a name yet.

While it’s possible Crozier was wrong about the Windows 9 name, and even wrong about the release date being mere days away, it’s another confirmation that the next Windows will be shown at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s San Francisco event, which is being restricted to only invited members of the press. While it was understood the next OS would be revealed in some form at the event, the Windows 9 name was never used, nor a release date expected to be this close.

Windows 9 (or whatever it may be called) will be Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s attempt to repair some of the damage caused by the much-maligned Windows 8 and 8.1. Those OS’s were generally reviled for their touch-screen optimization which was seen as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s way to reignite interest in PC’s.

The new OS, codenamed Threshold, will reportedly bring back the Start menu, which was conspicuously absent from 8, as well as provide support for virtual desktops and the Cortana digital assistant that has been integrated into Windows Phone 8.1. It’s also rumored the new OS will support 8K resolutions.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trading at $46.81 in afternoon trading, up 25% year-to-date.

Warren Buffett and BillionairesFree Report: Warren Buffett and 12 Billionaires Are Crazy About These 7 Stocks

Let Warren Buffett, David Einhorn, George Soros, and David Tepper WORK FOR YOU. If you want to beat the low cost index funds by an average of 6 percentage points per year look no further than Warren Buffett’s stock picks. That’s the margin Buffett’s stock picks outperformed the market since 2008. In this free report, Insider Monkey’s market beating research team identified 7 stocks Warren Buffett and 12 other billionaires are crazy about. CLICK HERE NOW for all the details.

DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks

Let Warren Buffett, George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Daniel Loeb WORK FOR YOU.

If you want to beat the low cost index funds by 19 percentage points per year, look no further than our monthly newsletter.In this free report you can find an in-depth analysis of the performance of Warren Buffett's entire historical stock picks. We uncovered Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks and a way to for Buffett to improve his returns by more than 4 percentage points per year.

Bonus Biotech Stock Pick: You can also find a detailed bonus biotech stock pick that we expect to return more than 50% within 12 months.
Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.