Microsoft CEO Hints That Windows 8.1 Update 1 Is Launching Next Week

Microsoft CEO Hints That Windows 8.1 Update 1 Is Launching Next Week

Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO, had a busy day yesterday, as the company held a press conference in San Francisco where it unveiled two of its more anticipated products.

The first being Office for iPad, and the second one, the Enterprise Mobility Suite.


And while the official announcements of these two solutions were the key talking point of the event, Nadella also dropped a few hints at the future of Windows, explaining that much more exciting things are planned for the BUILD conference next week:

“Next week I’ll be back here at Build, and many other leaders from our company will be here talking about the innovations in Windows, because one of the questions right up front I wanted to address is what about Windows, where does Windows fit in with all of this?

Windows is a massive agenda for us. We will innovate and you will see us talk next week about the great innovations in the operating system and great innovations in devices.”

Massive agenda? You got that part right, brother!

Redmond, it must be said, has been awfully quiet about Windows 8.1 Update 1, and instead has let others do the talking. The upcoming version of the operating system leaked, not once, but twice, in the past couple of weeks.

But the wait is almost over, and one can actually feel the energy that is bound to be there when Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 Update 1 along with Windows Phone 8.1 at BUILD.

  • JohnCz

    I think the “great innovations in devices” comment will turn out to be the real story coming out of Build next week. We’ll see but should be interesting in any case.

  • Wayne S

    Is this when it was scheduled to be released or is this before/after previously speculated? I’m sure they planned along the lines with BUILD the entire time.

  • Emily W

    After all the leaks, speculation, and news in the weeks leading up to this, it only makes sense that they’re planning the official release the same week as BUILD. 🙂 Smart move.

  • Ray C

    I’m just glad everything is finally getting released