August Updates For Windows 8.1/Server 2012R2

Those expecting Windows 8.1 Update 2 in the coming weeks will be disappointed. However, Microsoft is bringing a few improvements next Tuesday for the August updates. So, they are clearing up some Windows 8.1 Update 2 speculation. However, I’m sure there will be some (true or not) speculation on if this is a move to bring Windows 9 to market sooner and leave the larger update for that, rather than a new, large update to Windows 8.1. Take that as completely BS that I just made up, and may or not be true.

With the above in mind, rather than waiting for months and bundling together a bunch of improvements into a larger update as we did for the Windows 8.1 Update, customers can expect that we’ll use our already existing monthly update process to deliver more frequent improvements along with the security updates normally provided as part of “Update Tuesday.” So despite rumors and speculation, we are not planning to deliver a Windows 8.1 “Update 2.”