Windows 8.1 Update 1 Reportedly Launching On MSDN In A Couple Of Days

Been waiting for the next big thing? Windows 8.1 Update 1 is on track for launch next month, with April 8 pegged as the official launch day. That is for the rest of the mortals, obviously.

MSDN subscribers are said to be getting it before BUILD 2014 kicks off.

And that means the latest version of Windows could be up on the MSDN in a couple of days, as Redmond wants to give developers a chance to deploy and try out this new pack of improvements in time for the debut at the event.

This should allow the company to get in touch with developers, collect the feedback, and make any necessary last minute changes before the new version is delivered via Windows Update as a free download to users (and systems) running Windows 8.1.

Reports from the past couple of days have also suggested that Microsoft plans to release standalone ISO images with Windows 8.1 Update 1 already in place.

This will allow users the ability to install the operating system fresh, without the need of first setting up Windows 8.1 and then downloading and deploying the update.

Either way, big things are in store for Windows 8.1 users soon, and if you are yet to install Windows 8.1 Update 1 the couple of times it leaked, then you might want to take a look at the MSDN files β€” provided Microsoft puts it up for subscribers ahead of BUILD 2014.

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  • Sally Black

    What’s the price for a subscription to MSDN? I’d love the update early, but I want to know what’ll cost me.

    • Bill Franklin

      I think you’re better off looking at the benefits of the subscription than you are the price. The update will come soon enough either way. Best of luck in your decision, Sally. πŸ™‚

    • Wayne S

      I’m pretty sure they’re $2,000 and up. If you’re just getting it for the update, it’s not worth it. Patience is a virute! πŸ˜‰

  • Jason Claven

    Unfortunately, I do not own a MSDN subscription, but at least I only have to wait a week more for the update! I should be able to be patient enough to wait for it, but we’ll see. πŸ˜›

  • Ray C

    I already have it and so do all my friends, but I do look forward to whatever updates have been made to it

    • Emily W

      Has it been working well? I know some people have had issues, but I assume it’s working ok for you.