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‘Blue is large update for Windows 8, Windows Phone and Hotmail’

Posted at 08 February 2013 20:22 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Blue would not only be the codename for a large update for Windows 8 but also a large update for Windows Phone, Windows Server, Hotmail and Skydrive. Microsoft will update its products every year from now on, according to ZDNet.

The Blue update would be the first time that Microsoft will update a large amount of its products at once. ZDNet claims that the information comes from a reliable source close to Microsoft. The site frequently receives correct insider information about Microsoft which makes the rumor trustworthy. The site was also the first to report about the existence of the Blue update.

If the information is indeed correct, it’s the first time that information becomes available on a large update for Windows Phone 8. The mobile operating system already received an updated called Portico, but this was rather small and mainly fixed some bugs. A large update hasn’t been announced, but could now be part of the Blue release.

Besides the large yearly updates that should be released at once, it’s likely that Microsoft will also release smaller updates more often. Release dates for these updates would vary per platform. The yearly update cycle isn’t new for Microsoft but other large tech companies use the same method. Apple releases a new version of iOS and Mac OS X every year and Google releases large updates for Android at least two times a year. Canonical also releases two updates of Linux variant Ubuntu.

In the meantime development of Windows 9 also seems to have started. ZDnet has posted a picture of a Linkedin profile (now changed) that reveals that Microsoft has developers in India working the successor of Windows 8.

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aka74
MyCE Member
Posted on: 08 Feb 13 21:34
    So they decided to mark service packs with colours, eh?
    coolcolors
    MyCE Resident
    Posted on: 08 Feb 13 21:50
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by aka74
      So they decided to mark service packs with colours, eh?
      So what does RED mean??? Failure.?????
      TSJnachos117
      MyCE Senior Member
      Posted on: 09 Feb 13 01:37
        Yo listen up, here's the story
        about a little guy that lives in the blue world.
        And all day, and all night
        and everything he see is just blue
        like him, inside and outside.
        Blue his house, with a blue little window,
        and a blue corvette, and everything is just blue for him,
        and himself and everybody around
        'cause he ain't got nobody to listen to...

        Now that that's out of my system, I'll bet that Blue will once again prevent programs like Start8 from functioning. Unless, of course, Microsoft has realized that the new start screen is probably why they have sold so few copies of Windows 8.
        debro
        Blown to smitherines
        Posted on: 09 Feb 13 02:43
          Blue .... for screen of death?
          coolcolors
          MyCE Resident
          Posted on: 09 Feb 13 05:43
            Quote:
            Originally Posted by debro
            Blue .... for screen of death?

            You must mean BSOD.....
            ChristineBCW
            MyCE Die Hard
            Posted on: 09 Feb 13 15:37
              A fascinating choice of colors for a Windows update name. I think Microsoft might have chosen any other color for this first mass-update... unless of course their Freudian Slip is showing.

              Who wants to be the first one on their block to test this out?

              (I'm thinking of even worse choices MS could have made... hmmm... "The Ralph Meeker Memorial Nuclear Explosion" color theme? Hmmm...)

              http://f0.pepst.com/c/91D087/177563/...4000_0_1_0.jpg
              Holy EMTs, Batman!
              Zzyzxroad
              MyCE Senior Member
              Posted on: 09 Feb 13 17:59
                Large update, but they didn't listen to the cries from the users to bring back the start menu.
                aka74
                MyCE Member
                Posted on: 09 Feb 13 21:23
                  Quote:
                  Blue .... for screen of death?
                  Quote:
                  So what does RED mean???
                  A red one?
                  Wischmop
                  MyCE Senior Member
                  Posted on: 10 Feb 13 20:58
                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Zzyzxroad
                    Large update, but they didn't listen to the cries from the users to bring back the start menu.
                    And rumors say the Desktop will completely disappear ...

                    Man, I hate Steve.
                    aka74
                    MyCE Member
                    Posted on: 10 Feb 13 21:27
                      Quote:
                      And rumors say the Desktop will completely disappear ...
                      Where have you read that?
                      DrageMester
                      Retired Moderator
                      Posted on: 10 Feb 13 21:29
                        Quote:
                        Originally Posted by Wischmop
                        And rumors say the Desktop will completely disappear ...
                        You shouldn't believe everything you read on the interwebz!
                        Even Microsoft isn't that determined on destroying their own platform.
                        Wischmop
                        MyCE Senior Member
                        Posted on: 10 Feb 13 22:06
                          U sure?

                          Steve do everything to kill the advantages of Desktop-Win, he still thinks that this gonna help to win in mobile-market
                          TSJnachos117
                          MyCE Senior Member
                          Posted on: 11 Feb 13 03:21
                            Unfortunately, I have to agree that Microsoft will probably consider doing something like this. If they were crazy enough to think they could make a profit off Windows 8 like this, 9 could be even worse. Or, people might look at 9 the same way they look at 7: as a much improved version. I guess it really depends on how foolish/professional Microsoft is willing to be.

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