Windows 8.1 Update offers a more familiar and convenient experience across touch, keyboard and mouse inputs

The Windows 8.1 Update, announced Wednesday, delivers a collection of refinements designed to give people a more familiar and convenient experience across touch, keyboard and mouse inputs. It also brings improvements for business customers, really accelerates opportunity for developers and enables device makers to offer lower cost devices.

If you like using the desktop, you will be happy to know that select devices will now boot to desktop as the default setting. And on your taskbar, you can now pin both desktop apps and apps from the Windows Store as well as your favorite websites.

The Windows 8.1 Update is available on Wednesday for MSDN subscribers, and will begin to roll out to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 customers via Windows Update on April 8. The majority of users will receive the update automatically. If you’re still on Windows 8, you can get the Windows 8.1 Update via the Windows Store on April 8 as well.

To learn more, head over to the Windows Experience Blog or read the press release.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff