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May 30, 2013 at 6:11 AM

Here’s what will be in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, a search -- such as this one for "Marilyn Monroe" -- pulls up information from the Web, your local files or for actions you can take (such as playing a song), and displays them in a format that emphasizes visuals.

In Windows 8.1, a search — such as this one for “Marilyn Monroe” — pulls up information from the Web, your local files or for actions you can take (such as playing a song), and displays them in a format that emphasizes visuals. (Screenshot from Microsoft)

There have been lots of rumors and leaks about what will be in Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s upcoming update to Windows 8.

Now Microsoft has opened up about what will actually be in 8.1. Yes, the Start button is coming back — well, sort of. There will be the option to boot to desktop.

Find out what else is in Windows 8.1 in my story here.

Microsoft has also posted an official blog post on the topic here.

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