Recently purported details about the next Windows iteration have been leaking online making a lot of us curious about what Microsoft has in store. It was first reported earlier this year that the company will not be developing any major Windows 8.1 updates because it wants to put this iteration behind and start new with Windows 9. We were told to expect a public preview later this year. A new report today reiterates the claim that Windows 9 public preview release will indeed take place this fall.

The report is from ZDnet’s Mary Jo Foley and her sources are usually reliable when it comes to inside information from Microsoft. Sources claim that Windows 9 a.k.a Threshold’s public preview is on track for a fall release.

What this means is that Microsoft is working swiftly to prepare a stable enough build that can be released to the public. This may result in more information about the features leaking out and like in the past, a beta build might even be leaked online at some point.

From what we have heard about Threshold up till now, it is expected that the Charms menu will be reinvented completely. Moreover the next Windows iteration is also expected to support virtual desktops, a feature already found in the likes of Ubuntu and OS X. Rumor has it that the final release of Windows 9 is destined for April 2015.

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