It's immediately apparent, when checking out the new features of the Windows 8.1 Update 1, that Microsoft is pandering to the large faction of users still running a traditional desktop PC rig. From tweaking the way that the search and power options are accessed to ensuring that Windows Store apps play nicer with the keyboard and mouse, there's no doubt that today's announcement at BUILD 2014 was aimed squarely at the traditionalists. Following the announcement of the new Windows 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson also took the opportunity to showcase how Windows 8.1 will eventually offer users the chance to roll back the clock with the return of the traditional Start Menu.
As well as taking the wraps off Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft today took to the stage at BUILD 2014 to announce the Windows 8.1 Update 1. Although not as feature-packed an update as the mobile edition, it still offers plenty of handsome improvements, and we've got all of the details right here.
Every year, Microsoft holds its BUILD conference, consisting of a series of workshops for developers as well as a few keynote speeches outlining upcoming products and releases. Next year, BUILD will be held from April 2nd to April 4th in San Francisco, the Redmond company has confirmed, and with talk already circulating about the next version of Windows and indeed, Windows Phone, the conference will certainly mark a significant couple of days in the tech calendar.