Microsoft Planning Windows 9 Launch For September 30

September is shaping up to be one heck of a busy month. The kids will be back in school (if not already, depending on where you live), Apple will launch its iPhone 6, and if the latest rumor turns out to be true, Microsoft on September 30th will introduce the world to Windows 9, otherwise known as Threshold, during a press event.

This is a tentative date, according to the un-named sources The Verge spoke with. These sources are supposedly "familiar with Microsoft's plans," and since this isn't the first we've heard of Microsoft giving users a glimpse of Windows 9 in September, we're optimistic (albeit cautiously) that the info is accurate.

Windows 9
What will Windows 9 look like? Probably not like this, though we should know for sure next month. Image Source: Flickr (WIlliam Mewes)

The launch rumor comes after recent reports that Microsoft is planning to offer users a preview version of Windows 9 in late September or early October. As reported, everyone from developers to consumers will be able to play with the preview version and see the new features.

Based on previous chatter and leaked info, Windows 9 will bring to the desktop a new mini Start Menu and a bunch of user interface changes. It's also been said that the Charms Bar will be removed from Windows 9, at least for desktops and laptops -- it might still be available on tablets.