This is an excerpt from a story on Windows 9 Update.

Good grief.

Talk about crying wolf!

The Verge is reporting that:

Microsoft is busy preparing its next-generation Windows client, shortly after shipping Windows 8 in October. The Verge has learned from several sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans that the company is planning to standardize on an approach, codenamed Blue, across Windows and Windows Phone in an effort to provide more regular updates to consumers.

Originally unveiled by ZDNet, the update on the Windows side, due in mid-2013, will include UI changes and alterations to the entire platform and pricing. We’re told that Microsoft is aiming to make Windows Blue the next OS that everyone installs. The approach is simple, Microsoft will price its next Windows release at a low cost or even free to ensure users upgrade.

Once Windows Blue is released, the Windows SDK will be updated to support the new release and Microsoft will stop accepting apps that are built specifically for Windows 8, pushing developers to create apps for Blue. Windows 8 apps will continue to run on Blue despite the planned SDK changes.

Tell me this nightmare has an ending.

So, let me get this straight.

  • Windows 8 has been challenging to sell to developers because they have been wondering whether it’s worth it to develop for this platform.
  • Windows 8 has been challenging to sell to consumers because they have been slow to adopt the new Modern UI interface.

Now Microsoft seem to be saying that they want to pull off yet another…

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Jayson Riggs

    It means that these guys have no clue what they are doing…

  • Alex Nicky Bayes Southe

    the best windons now

  • CompUser

    I’ve read that Microsoft is replacing service packs, which really did nothing but consolidate all the patches that had been released since the previous service pack, with these new annual updates. The annual updates will not only be released more frequently than service packs were, but they will actually include minor changes/updates to the OS. I believe that Windows Blue is just the first of those annual updates; it’s not a new version of Windows.

    • Onuora Amobi

      We can only hope.

      The Verge article made it sound like a new Operating System.