Today Microsoft gave its very first public demo of the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, the announcement covered many of the exciting improvements as highlighted in this blog post from last week. You can see some of the highlights of what to expect in Windows 8.1 for yourself in this short demo video featuring Jensen Harris from the Windows User Experience Team:

 

Additionally, we announced Outlook 2013 RT will be coming to Windows RT tablets as part of Windows 8.1.Our commitment to Windows on ARM doesn’t stop with the addition of Outlook 2013 RT. We announced a number of other enhancements with Windows 8.1, earlier this week at TechEd North America, including new manageability, networking, and security capabilities that will make Windows RT an even more compelling option for education sector and enterprise.

Today's announcement are ideal for the educational market as we also confirmed that new small screen x86 tablets including the recently announced Acer Iconia W3, will come with Office Home and Student 2013 right out of the box.

We’re only weeks away from the public preview of Windows 8.1, which will be available starting June 26th. So keep checking the Windows Blog for further details.