Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s has re-launched its Start Menu in Windows 8.1 taking everyone by surprise on Wednesday during an announcement. This has been one of the major updates in the operating system, and the launch of this feature grabbed maximum limelight during the Build conference 2014 keynotes.
A move welcomed by all
In its Build conference, held at San Francisco, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) re-launched the Start Menu, which is similar to its predecessors along with the live tiles of the Windows 8 modern user interface (UI). The change was welcomed by those present in the conference, which overshadowed the launch of update 1 for Windows 8.1.
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The Start Menu will not show on the updated version of Windows, but can be integrated by booting and resuming to desktop mode, and is compatible with only 1GB of RAM.
Enterprise mode has been added in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) that includes legacy support for websites, which are still getting updated to support the later versions of the web browser. Once the Enterprise mode is activated, the system administrators get the option of choosing precise websites like intranet services to re-enable website features and protocols that were not present in the advanced version for performance and security reasons.
Microsoft update available next week
The latest user interface has tiles that are simpler and easier to use for mouse and keyboard users. They can select options like minimizing and pinning to the desktop taskbar, and power, settings and search functions moved back to the main screen without swipe in.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s will make available its Windows 8.1 update from April 8 for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users reaching out to the maximum users. Also, the company would launch the updated menu as a separate update soon.
Terry Myerson blogged on the latest update as part of an example of how universal Windows app will be able to run in a Window and on Xbox, but users will be delighted to see their familiar menu back again. Additionally, Myerson has written on the Windows Blog that the demo is a way Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) “could enable more productivity for customers working in desktop mode, while building smart bridges to the new modern user experience.”