The native Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows 8 were criticized as they lacked functionality. Microsoft has addressed all those issues and starting tomorrow, it will release a major update for the aforementioned built in apps for Windows 8. Users will be able to download these updates from Windows Store. Microsoft says that these apps have been designed to seamlessly manage communication between Windows tablets and PCs using multiple accounts. They promise big improvements in performance as well as additional new features.


The update essentially revolves around the Mail app. It now comes with features that should have been there all along, such as creation, renaming and deletion of folders. The Mail app will now sync more faser. There’s a new filter for bringing up unread messages, ability to mark emails as spam, improved mail search and the ability to flag emails. Several UI tweaks have been made to the Calendar app. End dates for recurring events can now be set. Google sync support has been removed from Calendar. No subsantial updates have been made to the People app. Navigation has been improved and there’s a new filter tha lets users control what shows in their “what’s new feed”. Users can now also post directly to walls of their Facebook friends straight from People app. These updates won’t install automatically, users will have to visit Windows Store to download them.

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