Microsoft Updates Windows 8 Communication Applications

Posted on May 16 2012 - 11:11am by Editorial Staff

With Windows 8 Release Preview have to debut next month, Microsoft has started to update a range of its core Window 8 communications applications. The updates include UI improvements, new features, and drop the “app preview” banner from the top of the application. The updated applications will be released alongside the Windows 8 Release Preview in early June.

Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging – Features –

  • Add Mail and Calendar to your lock screen to get notifications even when you’re not using your PC.
  • All apps work great with Exchange for email, calendar, and contacts.
  • Read and send mail when you’re offline.
  • See work and personal calendars side by side.
  • Contact linking means no duplicate info for people in your list.
  • Nobody home? Your message is delivered when your friend comes back online.

Photos – Features –

  • Share photos with friends and family without leaving the app.
  • View photos from services like SkyDrive, Facebook, and Flickr.
  • View photos from your other PCs.
  • Import photos and videos from a camera.

Reader – Features –

  • Supports PDF and XPS
  • Fast, Fluid, Safe and Secure
  • Share/Print content easily
  • Great reading experiences on any form factor
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