We have been teased for a while now with the hope that Microsoft is bringing back the Start Menu in the upcoming Windows 8.2 release. New reports/rumors are saying that we could be seeing this update as soon as August, but the general public could be October-ish. It might now be as quick as everyone was hoping, but maybe we should lay off Microsoft, it will only have been 2 years since Windows 8 was released and re-adding a feature that they've had for decades is tough...right? /sarcasm
Microsoft has already shown off what the Start Menu might look like if the company brought it back to Windows 8, but it now it looks like we’ll actually be able to use it soon. According to leaked information, it’s due to arrive this August as part of the Windows 8.2 update.
With the re-done Start Menu, Microsoft is trying to better integrate Metro functionality with the desktop. Tiles (including live tiles) will appear to the right of the menu, in the same spot that items where documents/pictures/music and control panel sit on Windows 7.