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.