More on Microsoft: The company's BUILD conference is getting underway, and a preview version of...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

More on Microsoft: The company's BUILD conference is getting underway, and a preview version of Windows 8.1 (Blue) has been released. Ahead of the event, The Verge reported Windows 8.1's Start button will provide access to a power users' menu that includes shut down/restart options, another sign Microsoft is trying to appease Win. 8 users upset over the loss of the traditional Start menu. Other 8.1 changes include support for new tile sizes, UI/file-syncing across multiple PCs, an image-heavy search view combining local and Bing results, high-res display support, more enterprise controls, a revamped Windows Store with automatic updates, a more touch-friendly keyboard, and a Pandora-like Web radio service.