Windows 8.1, Windows Blue, Metro UI

Unless you’ve been sleeping for the past few months, you’ll already know that Microsoft is hard at work on its next version of Windows — Windows 8.1.

The company recently posted a video demo of Windows 8.1 features. Antoine Leblond, corporate vice president of Windows program management joined Tami Reller at Microsoft’s keynote at Computex Taipei 2013 to demo the first public reveal of the upcoming Windows 8.1 update.

The new version does bring back the Start Button as was first discovered back in April and is shown only briefly in the video with no mention. Other new features include a much more robust search feature, a couple of new Live Tile sizes (the bigger tiles will be great for calendar and e-mail) and of course much more numerous customization options (live dragon tale wallpaper and desktop background option, anyone?).

If you haven’t seen it already, you can check out the full preview of Windows 8.1 before, a new version that should hopefully appease most of those who haven’t yet upgraded to the artist formerly known as Metro.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at