To clear up confusion surrounding Windows Blue, let me tell our readers that Microsoft isn’t going to call it Windows 9. Its not Windows 9. According to multiple sources, Microsoft will actually released Blue as part of the Windows 8 wave and not as an entirely new Windows platform update. It is going to be a refreshed version of Windows 8, and is expected to be released to manufacturing partners sometime in August. When it is going to be publicly released, Blue will lose its codename and will actually be called Windows 8.1.