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Windows 9 Event Confirms Return Of 'Start' Menu

16/09/2014 11:44 BST | Updated 16/09/2014 11:59 BST

Microsoft has officially confirmed a Windows 9 event taking place on 30 September in San Francisco.

Following a slew of leaks the company will finally be taking the wraps off its largest update to Windows yet showing off more smartphone integration, the return of the 'Start' menu and a new notifications panel.

Leaks had revealed earlier this month suggested that Microsoft might be taking steps to re-integrate some of the design elements that make it easier to use with a traditional keyboard and mouse.

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Despite these consumer changes it's believed that the event will focus more on enterprise users and how to use Windows 9 with work.

The company recently unveiled its thinnest tablet yet the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which features a large 12-inch display and improved stylus support.

With high-powered devices like the Surface Pro 3 looking to replace the conventional laptop Windows 9 will almost certainly be focused on speeding up processes and making software more powerful.