Windows 8.1 Update 2? No such thing, says Microsoft
There were many rumours floating about Microsoft’s plans on the road to Windows 9 – for quite some time we were led to believe that a new major update (imaginatively called Update 2) will be released for Windows 8.1 with several new features. Today, Microsoft addressed these rumours.
It seems that there is no Update 2 in the pipeline – here’s the scoop straight from Microsoft:
So what will this update on August 12 include? Not much to be honest, your usual bug fixes and behind-the-scenes improvements, plus these new features:
- Precision touchpad improvements – three new end-user settings have been added: Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected; allow right-clicks on the touchpad; double-tap and drag.
- Miracast Receive – exposes a set of Wi-Fi direct APIs for Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) drivers or OEM drivers to develop Windows 32-bit applications that run on all supported x86-based or x64-based versions of Windows 8.1, enabling the computer as a Miracast receiver.
- Minimizing login prompts for SharePoint Online – reduces the number of prompts with federated use in accessing SharePoint Online sites. If you select the “Keep me signed in” check box when you log on for the first time, you will not see prompts for successive access to that SharePoint Online site.
This update will be delivered automatically via Windows Update and optional through WSUS. Enterprises can take the update anytime. So keep calm, and carry on waiting for Windows 9 I guess
Source: Windows Blog