Microsoft will finally unveil the Windows 8.1 August Update tomorrow, as part of the renamed Updated Tuesday release cycle, but early leaked builds are missing from the picture.

More specifically, a Windows 8.1 August Update leak.

No builds are available to download via the usual unofficial channels, which shows that the software titan has probably taken some steps to prevent these copies from reaching the Internet. This, of course, was not the case last time around.

Last year, for example, when Microsoft was working on Windows 8.1 Update, countless builds of that operating system found their way to the web, prior to official launch.

These days Redmond is all in with its policy of utmost secrecy — reports have indicated that the company made some internal changes recently to prevent these builds from leaking out, including better security at buildings and locations that house these future version of Windows.

There is, then, also the arrest of Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee who worked with a French blogger to publish information and files related to Windows 8.

The fact that this new refresh of Windows 8.1 does not bring anything exciting (or significant new features) also probably plays into all this — you can read up on what this new version comes with, here.

Nevertheless, Windows 8.1 will be here tomorrow, and we will find out what all the fuss is about.

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  • Ray C

    IT’s a shame, but this is what companies have to do these days. Consumers are so crazy these days they go into crazy mode off what is leaked in early builds or just rumors of features that may or may not be in those builds