Windows 9
A concept image of Windows 9

Microsoft's next iteration to its desktop operating system, widely known as Windows 9's Preview version will be reportedly released early next year.

Windows 9 codenamed 'Threshold' has been rumoured for an April 2015 release. Now new details have surfaced revealing the roll out for its preview version.

The latest information comes from well known leaker FaiKee, a reliable source of information for Windows leaks.

Earlier this week, FaiKee posted a leaked image of Windows 365, a prototype operating system also known as Windows Cloud that Microsoft has been working on. The Windows 365 is rumoured to require an internet connection for its function and acts as a basic operating system in the offline mode.

The latest disclosure by the aforementioned Windows leaker, who has posted a screenshot (check the above screenshots) at the MDL forum, which is from Microsoft's internal document, suggests that the Windows 9 Preview version will be released sometime around February-March 2015. A note on the image reads, "Windows 9 Windows Preview Release @ 2015 02-03."

There has been no official word so far about the same but considering the leaks surfacing online, Microsoft seems to be working hard to push out the new Windows version for users.

In terms of new features, the Windows 9 is expected to bring some integration to its personal digital assistant, Cortana, reports Neowin.

Microsoft's latest job posting suggests the company is currently looking at hiring a "software development engineer to be a part of the team that is building the next generation Cortana."

The posting confirms speculation that Microsoft is planning to expand Cortana across other platforms. Besides, Windows 9 is expected to feature the Start menu and an updated UI.