Watch the Build 2013 keynote at 9 pm IST today

The Build 2013 keynote will begin at 9 am PT (which is 9:30 pm in India) today and can be viewed over on Channel 9.

Apart from launching Windows 8.1 Preview, Microsoft will share the latest updates and talk about what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and more in Build 2013, which takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco starting today until June 28. Additional event information will be available at

Everything you need to know about Windows 8.1

Windows 8 was built for a world where touch is a first class interaction model, and where highly mobile innovative and diverse devices take the fore-front. With only a bit more than seven months into this new, bold approach to computing, Microsoft is set to release an update for Windows 8, which was being developed under the codename “Windows Blue” as Windows 8.1, later this year.

According to Microsoft, this new update will advance the ideas and vision behind Windows 8, while taking customer feedback into account. Windows 8.1 will be adding new features and functionality in key areas like personalization, search, built-in apps, Windows Store experience, and cloud connectivity. This update will be available to existing Windows 8 users for free though the Windows Store! With less than a week before Windows 8.1 preview is made available to the public, let us have a look at some upcoming changes. Continue reading “Everything you need to know about Windows 8.1”