Microsoft Confirms “Blue” Updates Incoming, Remains Tight-Lipped over Details

Microsoft May Share Details of the “Blue” Project at Build Conference

by Anton Shilov
03/26/2013 | 07:15 PM

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday confirmed that the existence of the Blue project. The company confirmed that the initiative is something bigger than a major update for Windows 8 operating system and will involve improvement of multiple products and services across Microsoft. While the company did not reveal anything new, it implied that the first details concerning Blue may be unveiled at the upcoming Build conference.


“With a remarkable foundation of products in market and a clear view of how we will evolve the company, product leaders across Microsoft are working together on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as ‘Blue’,” said  Frank X. Shaw, corporate vice president of corporate communications at Microsoft.

It is not a secret that Microsoft’s (and Apple’s) new paradigm is interoperability of different devices and services running its programs as well as collaborative work of different apps and hardware. Therefore, nowadays Microsoft needs to update not only a single operating system, but the whole platform that its customers use, which involves different OSes, programs, services and so on. Therefore, the software giant calls its global update project as “Blue” since it involves a lot of different things.

While we do know that Microsoft Windows Blue update includes new apps, enhancements to Windows 8 user interface and some improvements concerning battery life of mobile devices, everything comes from unofficial sources. It looks like the company only plans to disclose more information about Blue at its Build conference.

“At Build, we willl share updates and talk about what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and more. Build is the path to creating and implementing your great ideas, and then differentiating them in the market,” said Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft's corporate vice president and chief evangelist.

Build 2013 will take place on June 26-28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.