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Windows Start Menu Returning In August

Remember the Start Menu? Microsoft is bringing it back. That much is clear enough, as the company announced the forthcoming resurrection at Build earlier this year. Here’s something new: The Start Menu is now expected to return in August. The new Start Menu will incorporate Live Tiles and other Windows 8 elements that will update the venerable UI element with Microsoft’s “modern” user interface push.

Mary Jo Foley recently reported that Microsoft is looking to boost its Windows development cadence to a twice-yearly update cycle. The Start Menu will return as part of the next update to Windows, which will land likely in August. This will put Microsoft in a decent position heading into the back-to-school period and holiday sales cycle.