Is Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s ‘Windows 9’ Coming This Fall?

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) aims at making the user experience a much better one with ‘Windows 9,’ which the company has reportedly planned for release this fall, says Wzor, a Russian leaker. The launch would be supported by a rigorous advertising campaign. Microsoft did not see much success with the Windows 8 and hence to improvise on the flaws it is working really hard and recently came up with Windows 8.1.

New distribution method

Microsoft had adopted a distribution method till date, where the users and buyers of Windows software could activate it with the help of an activation key sold or distributed. With the release of Windows 9, the company will come with a new distribution technique, which the users will be able to access on their PCs and the online Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Store. Wzor says that the registration of one copy of the software will be permissible on a single PC, and whenever the user wants to activate it he or she just need to connect to the Windows Store. If so desired, the users will be able to create a back up of the key on a flash drive or another PC in a special ‘ESD-RETAIL’ format. Within three days the users who would attempt to use one copy on more than one PC will be required to ‘undock’ it within three days, as informed by Wzor.

This new method of registering a purchase from Window is very much online-centric, and is nothing more than a rumor for now and has been dismissed by Caustic Microsoft communications chief Frank Shaw, tweeting “Was there a ‘crazy rumor day’ declaration that I missed?” while no reference to Wzor’s report was made by him.

Big expectations from Windows 9

While no formal announcement has been made by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) with regards to Windows, speculations are that the company will update Windows 8.1 once again and this could be a new Windows 9. The company is focusing on marketing Windows 9 well more because Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 could not live up to the expectations of users and hence hold lesser market share (12.54%) jointly than the Windows XP and Windows 7 individually (25.31% and 50.55% respectively).