After nearly a year's worth of rumors and months of dabbling with the Developer Preview, the much-ballyhooed Windows 8.1 update finally—finally!—lands in the Windows Store Thursday.
Microsoft's Windows 8 do-over is jam-packed with refinements, new apps, and awesome hidden features. In fact, we're still finding tweaks after weeks of playing with the final version of the operating system. So we've compiled the highlights to let you see the biggest changes with your own eyes.
Hit the links sprinkled throughout this slideshow for additional in-depth information about new capabilities, or read our review of Windows 8.1 for the definitive take on Microsoft's bold attempt at compromise.