September 15th, 2014, 21:53 PM
Windows 9 Leaks Tip Notification Center, Cortana
Microsoft is rumored to be unveiling details about its next-gen operating system later this month, but German site WinFuture has more details about what Windows 9 might entail.
According to the blog's screenshots and videos, Redmond is working on virtual desktops, a new Start menu, and a Notification Center, as well as adapting its Cortana digital assistant for the next-gen OS.
Codenamed "Threshold," Windows 9 is expected to formally roll out next year and include the return of the Start menu, according to WinFuture, which also reported on a multi-desktop feature, a Windows Phone-like Notification Center, and the incorporation of mobile-based Cortana to the desktop.
Details have been leaking since late last week, when the German site suggested the much-anticipated Start menu will include Redmond's famed Live Tiles in an expandable table, as well as the option to individually enable the menu.