10 January, 2014
It is relatively easy to upgrade to the Windows 8.1 for users of Windows 8. The upgrade will be the first app in the Windows Store. Users can choose to install the upgrade from the store and the upgrade happens fairly quickly.
Well some of the internet sources are assuming that Microsoft has plans for rolling out the update including the new Start Menu for Windows 8.1 desktop, earlier than the major update named 'Threshold'. This minor update may release somewhere around Spring 2014 and is calling the new project with an internal name 'mini start' since this start menu is not going to cover the whole screen, rather a smaller portion just like earlier start menus on Windows.
Now Microsoft beta tester Nawzil Najeeb said in a post on Facebook’s Windows 8 group that Redmond has already included a Start Menu in Windows 8.1 Update 1 and all users would get it in April.
Maary Jo Foley today confirmed that Start Menu is coming back and it is internally known as “mini-Start”.