Windows 8.1, an update to Windows 8 that is also known as Windows Blue, is expected to be available as a free update later this year.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by Windows chief financial officer Tami Reller at JP Morgan's Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference in Boston. A preview of Windows 8.1 will be available in late June during Microsoft's Build conference.

In the interim, what do you want to see in Windows 8.1? Are you relieved that it will be made available to the public free of charge? Sound off in the comments below.