After plenty of speculation as to when Microsoft would launch there new Windows update, Microsoft has today confirmed that the Windows 8.1 release date is set as October 17th 2013
Microsofts Windows 8.1 release date roll out will be starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that’s 4:00am October 17th in Redmond) and will be rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store.
Microsoft also announced that Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market.
“Windows 8.1 continues the vision we began with Windows 8 and is an example of our commitment to continuous innovation and improvement for our customers. And Windows 8.1 brings many improvements in areas like personalization, Internet Explorer 11, search which is powered by Bing, built-in apps including a few new ones, an improved Windows Store experience, and cloud connectivity with SkyDrive (and much more) that people will enjoy.
If you haven’t already, you can give many of the new features and improvements in Windows 8.1 a try with the Windows 8.1 Preview. Business customers can begin testing Windows 8.1 for deployment in their environments with the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview.”
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