Microsoft By Mistake Teased Windows 9 UI, Ahead of Official Unveil

Reportedly it was confirmed that the Redmond software giant will preview Windows 9 on September 30 this year. Now, the operating system maker has accidentally teased the next iteration of Windows, announcing that it is coming soon.


In the Weibo post today, Microsoft China asked “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?” The post accompanied by a Windows 9 logo, mocked up as a wallpaper earlier this year, aws quickly removed, and Chinese site Cnbeta spotted it.

In reply, in fact it was clearly a mistake, but the wording suggests Windows 9 is indeed “coming soon.”

Microsoft although holding a a press event to introduce Windows 9, currently known as Windows Threshold, on September 30th. But a Technology Preview of the operating system will be distributed to developers and enterprise users in late September or early October. The early Preview should provide first look at the new mini Start Menu, the removal of the Charms bar feature, and several UI changes to the way the desktop delivers with Windows 8-esque applications.

The company have to bring back the Start Menu in the Windows 9 with some array of User-interface changes with the ability to run modern applications within window on the desktop PC.

Update X1: It’s now confirmed that the Windows 9 logo that Microsoft used is simply a mockup. Thanks to TheVerge!