Well, that was lethal. After months and months of enthusiastic rumors and wild speculation, we now have official confirmation that Microsoft will be launching an update this month. It goes by the name of the August Update, alright. And it ships out on August 12, as part of the scheduled Patch Tuesday rollout. But...

Boy, Microsoft really have to get this naming scheme thing down. A rumor from a Russian site claimed that Windows 8.1 Update 2 was to be released August 12, and that report also revealed its name. Redmond is referring to it as the ‘August update’. Now another report from a fairly reliable sources confirms both...

A few days, then. Microsoft is gearing up to release the second refresh of the Windows 8.1 platform, in the form of Update 2, with all signs pointing towards a release next month. August 12 is now said to be the day of the public debut. While curiously, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will show up for MSDN subscribers on August...

Well, here we are with another rumor that claims that we are nearing the public launch of Windows 8.1 Update 2, the second refresh of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. Even though the company has kept everything under wraps, there is new evidence that this new refresh will go live next month — August 12. This new...

Although Microsoft is yet to provide any solid pointers on development and release date of the second refresh of Windows 8.1, there has been talk that work on this version is almost complete. In fact, we now even have a release date to play with. Mary Jo Foley believes that an August launch is very much on the cards,...

When it comes to Microsoft events, the Worldwide Partner Conference is right below the BUILD developer conference in esteem. Countless hardware and software partners attend this revered annual gathering. And this year, the WPC 2014 is set for July 13. While the software titan has been quietly working on the second...

The robust system that is Windows Update very rarely gets a look, but Microsoft have released a new set of improvements for this feature in order to further enhance security for users. That is to say, users that receive and install updates via this option. These new updates are supposed to ensure more secure...

This was interesting when we first heard about it, it is still interesting now. According to reports, Microsoft is preparing a paid option for users that want to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update 2. Last we heard, the company was contemplating offering this version to Windows 8 users with a small fee if they wanted to...

As most of you are already aware, Microsoft is preparing a second pack of improvements for the Windows 8.1 operating system, and some new information on the matter has surfaced. It appears that Windows 8.1 Update 2 has reached the RTM stage. This information comes from the Russian group WZOR that has a very good...

It appears that the days of trying out early builds of the Windows operating system before launch are behind us, because according to a new report, Microsoft have made some sweeping internal changes to prevent such leaks. WZOR might have returned, but they return with some surprising news. The leak group claims that...