Well, it’s official people. The Start Menu will return to Windows in a future update. Microsoft shared this exciting news at BUILD 2014, saying that they want to make the operating system more appropriate for desktop users. Appropriate is the correct word, alright. This was confirmed by Terry Myerson of...

So here’s the deal. The various reliable and not-so-reliable sources have hinted that Windows 8.1 Update 1 is about to bring back one of the most revered features of the Windows platform. Yes, the Start Menu — or some form of it anyway. Microsoft added back the Start Button in Windows 8.1 after doing away with it...

There is a time for surprises, and there is a time for spectacles. Windows 8.1 Update 1, it seems, is interested in neither, as a newly leaked screenshot shows tries to clear a certain mystery. There have been whispers that the returning Start Menu (or mini Start, what have you) is set to make a return to Windows...

Missed this column? I know you did, I just feel it in my water! The end or start of years is rarely the time to do week in reviews, when the principal news usually has got something to do with sales and price cuts. But this week we have enough substance to go around. And then some, and then some. Here are five...

The first refresh of Windows 8.1, titled Update 1, is all the rage at the moment, and the usual suspects have started splashing out bits and pieces of information on what this new version could bring. We checked out a few details and screenshots from Wzor yesterday, and now Mary Jo Foley is writing that Microsoft...

Windows 8.1 has now been out in the wild for a couple of months now, and save for the few unlucky souls that are still experiencing installation problems, a lot of users have made the jump to the new OS. New OS, or well, a refined extension of Windows 8, take your pick. The touch-friendly Metro style user...

Nothing in life has any business being perfect. When taken in context, 2013 for Microsoft has been a country mile better than the previous year. While the launch of Windows 8 brought with it an air of unpredictability, these past few months were all about stability and consolidation. We took a look at some of the...

Microsoft may not have officially spilled the beans on this, not yet, but a number of credible sources have claimed that the company is planning to bring back the Start Menu in Windows in a future update. Now it may arrive with the Spring GDR Update, or as part of Windows Threshold, but some people are wondering...

Don’t you just love it when the rumor mill just starts to run wild? The grapevine has been abuzz with all sorts of news, some even conflicting, about Windows Threshold. While this is, in all probability, just a codename for the next major version of Windows, people have been rather interested about it due to...

A couple of stingers were let lose late last night, with rumors claiming that Microsoft is pondering the reintroduction of this feature in the next full version of Windows, codenamed Threshold. But while this is a very distinct possibility, keeping in mind the sources doing the reporting, it only makes sense that...