A Second Windows 8.1 Update Is Coming (But Don't Expect Much)

Microsoft released a big update for Windows 8.1 at the start of the year, and it was thought that another would arrive soon. Now, though, it appears that the second update is going to be rather trivial.

Microsoft has published a blog post explaining that the new update—which won't even be called Windows 8.1 Update 2—will bring a few minor updates. In fact, all we're promised at this point is some precision touchpad improvements, the ability to use PCs as a Miracast receiver, and a reduction in login prompts for SharePoint online.

That's... not a lot. An it probably also means that rumbling about a new Start Menu, which it was hoped would appear in a second update, are no longer arriving any time soon. Instead, such changes will likely appear in Windows 9, which is expected next spring. [Windows Blog via Verge]