Windows Blue Public Milestone Preview coming, get ready to download and test

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:27 Written by admin Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:55

You’ll be able to start playing around with the first public test release of Windows Blue sooner than you think. Windows codenamed Blue, which is shaping up to be the equivalent of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 8, although this detail has yet to be confirmed officially by Microsoft, already reached Milestone 1 (M1), with a number of screenshots leaking to the public, confirming the milestone.

It appears that there’s won’t be a Windows Blue M2 release, and that the next testing milestone of Windows Blue will be a public preview. There’s no availability date for Windows Blue Public Milestone Preview so far, but you should be able to download the bits in the next few months.

Following the public MP release, Microsoft will make the final version of Windows Blue available to the public, without going through any other interstitial testing milestones. According to Win8China, Windows Blue will be released to manufacturing sometime by the end of June 2013. This means that Windows Blue RTM will be ready for users in early August.  MSDN and TechNet subscribers will get the first taste of Windows Blue RTM.

As you might have already heard, Windows Blue will come with Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and serve to up the versioning of the Windows kernel up to 6.3. Chances are that Windows Blue Build 9600 will be the gold version of the next iteration of Windows.


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