Uh-oh … In a report from it is mentioned that it’s looking like Microsoft’s new ‘mini’ Start Menu for Windows 8.x won’t be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as originally planned. Right now it looks like a 2015 feature. This means Microsoft won’t be delivering a new Start Menu for Windows 8 with its coming Windows 8.1 Update 2.
That recent change in plans comes courtesy of a couple of my sources who’ve had good track records on Windows information, here’s the skinny directly from ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley (see source link):
Up until recently, Microsoft was hoping to make a new “Mini” Start Menu part of a second update to Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 Update 2 was — and still is, last I heard — slated to arrive in August of this year.