Microsoft rolled out Windows 8.1 on October 17th and the operating system update hit general availability today, for those of you who are just joining in. On top of that, Microsoft has been publishing blog posts for several weeks highlighting each new app available in the free update to Windows 8.
In an official blog post today, Microsoft reiterates that there are more than twenty new and improved Microsoft apps and services with Windows 8.1. In fact, Microsoft aspired for Windows 8.1 to stand for the best set of experiences on any device.
“We aspire for Windows to stand for the best set of consumer’s experiences on any device – the best music through Xbox Music, the best web through IE, the best cloud-storage with SkyDrive, the best mail with Outlook.com, the best apps to show your creative side, and more,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Thanks to the new apps and services that come with Windows 8.1, Microsoft believes there is now a “fresh perspective” with the consumer at the center focusing on things they value the most.
“Staying connected, expressing yourself, getting stuff done, having some serious fun: these are some of the most important things we all do, every day, and we believe your Windows device should reflect that right from the first moment you power it on,” Microsoft adds.
Have you successfully update to Windows 8.1? How do you like it so far?Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8.1