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  • Microsoft is planning to unveil Windows 9 on September 30 at a special press event.
  • Microsoft will detail the upcoming changes to Windows as part of a release codenamed "Threshold," which is likely to be named Windows 9.
  • Earlier we said that despite the launch of Windows 8 the adoption of Windows hasn't been impressive; however, we didn't anticipate that a new version of Windows was imminent.
  • The final launch of Windows 9 might prove to be an important milestone for Microsoft, confirming our bull thesis.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning to unveil Windows 9 on September 30 at a special press event. Sources familiar with Microsoft told The Verge that the company is tentatively planning its press event for September 30, where it would detail about the upcoming changes of Windows as part of a release codenamed "Threshold," which is likely to be named Windows 9. The "Threshold" version of Windows is currently under development and Microsoft plans to release a preview version to developers on September 30 or shortly afterwards.

The Windows 9 preview will be similar to how Microsoft first let developers test Windows 8, with features not fully complete or missing, said ZDNet. Microsoft is also building a separate combined version of Windows RT and Windows Phone. However, the software maker may not detail this work during its upcoming press event. It is expected that Windows 9 will arrive for the general public as a stable release sometime early next year, according to TechCrunch.

In our original article we said that despite the launch of Windows 8, the adoption of the Windows ecosystem wasn't impressive in the past few years. We also noted that limited growth of the Windows Phone was partially responsible for a stagnant Windows ecosystem. However, things might improve when Windows 9 will be finally launched alongside with the launch of the combined version of Windows RT and Windows Phone. The early preview of Windows 9 will give developers a first look at its new mini Start Menu, along with the removal of the Charms menu feature and several UI changes. Read our original analysis for more insight.

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