The next Windows alleged to be Threshold Build 9834 or Windows 9 show off a number of features; new “mini” Start menu, the ability to run Metro-Style apps in windows on the Desktop, new virtualized desktops capability, a notification center with and many more features with regular updates.
Two German sites posted 20 screenshots of Windows 9 or “Threshold,” which was recently distributed by Microsoft to its partners. The posted screenshots show some of features which Microsoft officials have said to expect in the next major Windows release.
In the new Windows probably some features will not be there although the browser included in the leaked build is the old Internet Explorer 11, rather than any of the recent versions.
The Charm bar has been a key topic of discussion regarding the windows 8. The Threshold team was said to be leaning toward eliminating the Charms bar altogether from Threshold. Although it is likely to still be part of the Threshold Enterprise Tech Preview that Microsoft is expected to make available.
The Enterprise Technical Preview expected late this month or in early October, is for enterprise users who live primarily in the Desktop. Another preview is supposedly coming for the consumers focused on what Microsoft has built for phone and tablet users.
The current leaked screenshots shows that, most of the key features defining the Threshold version of Windows is still in progress and much farther changes are up to come, based probably on the feature reviews and feedbacks. The Threshold is expected with its final look debuts in spring 2015 without a Charms bar.