Microsoft Delays Start Menu Implementation Until 2015
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
Microsoft revealed its plans to add a ‘mini’ Start Menu button to its current version of Windows operating system some time ago. Rumours spread and it was said that it was bound to be included into the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 2. Recent rumours however point to a more distant future, more specifically a 2015 release date regarding the new Start Menu.
The recent change in release date is reportedly coming from trusted sources, having strong connections to Microsoft-related information. Although the Windows 8.1 Update 2 will come in August this year, Microsoft pushed the Start Button feature to come in the Threshold update in April 2015. There is no clear confirmation however as to why Microsoft decided to push back the feature.
The Microsoft strategy has reportedly not changed, having the company working hard to bring a more user-friendly interface to people using keyboards and mice, as well as users who are more familiar with previous Windows versions. This is most probably a best bet on why the Start Button was delayed until next year.
Other information regarding the Start Menu button state that Microsoft is not looking to bring the old-style Start Menu back, but rather a more proved Metro-style refresh in order to cope with the current operating system look and feel.
Rumours also indicate that the feature to launch Metro-style and Windows Store applications in windows on the Desktop shown last April at Microsoft’s Build conference is also a Threshold deliverable. Therefore, it seems that a lot of questions arise regarding what major features will the Windows 8.1 Update 2 bring.