From whatever we know by now about the Windows Phone 8, it is clear that Microsoft has completely shifted the base and has modified a lot. With a somewhat fresh start, MS has been making progress with other areas as well, one of them being the update cycle for Windows.
Earlier, a new update for desktop OS was released by Microsoft every three years. Now, they are more or less focusing on releasing an update every year. Going by the words of Mary Jo Foley, the next update will not be Windows 9, as expected, but something called ‘blue’.
Surely, a smart move by Microsoft. This will help in keeping the content fresh, updated and relevant.