Microsoft first acknowledged the existence of Windows Blue back in later March. The company's VP of Corporate Communications, Frank X. Shaw, talked about the next incremental release of Windows 8 on the official Microsoft blog. The reveal wasn't surprising, considering the build had already been leaked and exposed for all to see. Still, it was nice to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. Now, Microsoft is talking about Blue again.
In a Q&A post regarding the first six months of Windows 8, Microsoft's Tami Reller described Windows Blue as part of a broader effort to advance devices and services for Microsoft. She also revealed that the update will be available later this year, will continue on Windows 8's path toward the next generation of PC and incorporate customer feedback.
"It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem," Reller said. "It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers more options for work and play. The Windows Blue update is also an opportunity for us to respond to the customer feedback that we’ve been closely listening to since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT."
Unfortunately, Reller offered no information on when we can expect an official version of Windows Blue to be released. In the mean time, why not check out our article on the leaked versions to see what Microsoft has in store for us?