Because I get asked by friends and family all the time – what is Windows 9?, I thought it would be fun to document everything we know about Microsoft’s next Operating System in one place, on one page. So I took a few days to do some research about Windows 9 and try to find all the salient and relevant points about...

Paul Thurrott today confirmed what this blog has been saying for the past 18 months – Windows 8 has fundamentally been a massive failure. In a post today, he outlined the fact that Microsoft are trying to move past Windows 8 as fast as possible. Here are some of the scoops: Threshold is the codename for the next...

OK I’m not really trying to start some sh*t here but it’s a valid question that people are starting to ask me. I’m starting to get the glazed look in the eyes when I ask about Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and people have begun to say that they are looking ahead to Windows 9 to see what Microsoft will do. I’m starting...

Yet another spotting of Windows 9 and this time in an ad designed, created and executed by Microsoft. This one is interesting. Here’s what it says: We utilize cutting edge technologies across the stack from Bing metro application development using WinJS and HTML5, innovative features in IE10 such as flip ahead and much...

My buddy at MSFT Kitchen unearthed a Linkedin listing from a Microsoft employee that indirectly mentions Windows 9. You can see the listing below. It’s interesting to note that the person does not say Windows Phone 9 but Windows 9. Maybe that reflects the direction Microsoft is going in regarding platform...

Windows Blue is where almost all the next-generation Windows focus is at. While Windows Blue isn’t officially confirmed, there have been job postings and other information that pretty much spill the beans. What about Windows 9? We know there is a Windows 9 coming and there have been a few minor leaks of what could be...

Since we first started hearing about Windows Blue, the news about what it is and what to except has changed significantly. At one point it was believed that Windows Blue would essentially be “Windows 9” and that Microsoft would switch to yearly updates going forward. Now it seems more likely that Windows Blue is more...

Blue, Windows 9, who the hell knows anymore. A new forum post from a person who goes by the handle “rav.a”, shows a build number for Windows Blue. Allegedly, development is now at 9347, compared to the last known build number of 9317. Apparently, this early build of the OS will expire on January 15, 2014. It’s...

In a new video from Microsoft, the company gave us a “future look” at the world of touchscreens and how they will evolve over the next 5-10 years. While many times these grandiose visions from Microsoft never fully materialize like they suggest (such as early project Natel videos versus the actual Kinect’s features) –...

There have been more screenshots of Windows Blue revealed lately. Specifically the screenshot above showing what could be Build 9319. At this point, it’s important to remember that we have no idea if this is Blue or Windows 9. Microsoft hasn’t (to my knowledge) confirmed the existence of a Windows Blue yet so take all...