Microsoft is expected to deliver an update to Windows 8.1 later this year
dubbed Update 1, and newly leaked screenshots suggest U1 will include a stepping stone on the road to the widely rumored Windows 9, a.k.a. "Threshold
." Screenshots of a purported early build of U1 show a Windows Store icon sitting on the Windows Desktop's taskbar. What's more, the taskbar's properties window has an option to pin Windows Store (aka Metro) apps to the taskbar alongside regular Desktop apps.