Microsoft updates core apps in Windows 8 and RT

Windows 8 logoMicrosoft has started rolling out promised updates to core ‘modern’ apps in Windows 8 and Windows RT. In line for an update are the maligned Mail and Calendar apps as well as the People and Messaging apps. However, in addition to bringing long-awaited functionality, Microsoft has also disabled sync support via Google’s Exchange ActiveSync.

The improvements to the apps are best described as incremental, but add longer overdue basic functionality. A new ‘filter by unread’ option has been added to Mail that hides read messages, but leaves new mail visible. Microsoft has also made it easier for users to create, rename and delete folders as well as better mechanisms for flagging messages and junk mail.

Microsoft updates core apps in Windows 8 and RT

Users can also expect improved stability and better overall performance and a better search function that now also searches messages stored on the server. However, users wanting to connect to a Google account through Mail will now need to Gmail over IMAP and have lost the ability to sync calendar and contacts.

The Calendar app gets a new ‘work week’ view as well as the ability to check the availability of people for meetings, forwarding invitations and send group emails to people attending a meeting. Additional options have been added for recurring meetings and events.

The updated People app allows users to filter new messages according to which social networks have been added along with improved navigation. Messaging gets some stability and performance improvements ahead of the integration of Skype and Lync expected to arrive next month.

Source: Electronista

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 8, Windows RT

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)