Windows 9 release date reportedly leaked
Leaked document suggests preview version to be released mid-2015
A leaked document suggests that Microsoft is already making headway with Windows 9, which could be previewed in either Q2 or Q3 2015, according to reports.
According to a Myce.com report that initially revelaed the document, Windows 9 will see updates to the touch-centric Metro user interface, as well as to OneDrive and Windows Defender.
The leaked document also made mention of Cortana - Microsoft's digital helper that rivals Apple's Siri - suggesting that some form of the software could be included in Windows 9.
A preview release of mid-2015 would still put the official launch date of Windows 9 later in the year. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft first seeded a preview to developers to get feedback before making it generally available to the public.
Meanwhile, the Myce report added that Office 2015 had moved beyond the alpha phase and development. According to the document, the suite had been marked "TP-CP1", meaning technical preview and consumer preview 1, the report said.
The document also made reference to Office Gemini, a set of Windows 8 apps that had their user interfaces leaked last week. Myce said that this suite could be ready by this summer.