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Microsoft set to update Mail, Calendar and People apps for Windows 8 on March 26th

Mail, Calendar and People apps

Recently, we learned that Microsoft was planning on updating the core apps in Windows 8. Now, Microsoft has officially announced that three of the core apps will receive this update starting March 26th. These apps include Mail, Calendar, and People for Windows 8.

“Starting tomorrow, you will be able to download an update for the Mail, Calendar, and People apps from the Windows Store. These apps are designed to manage communication seamlessly on Windows PCs and tablets across multiple accounts, Outlook.com, Exchange, and others,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

The update to the Mail app will allow users to create and delete folders directly within the Mail app and also select all items within a folder and move or delete them. You can also flag important emails within the inbox. Users can also add, edit, and delete hyperlinks and edit bulleted or numbered lists more easily in email messages, thanks to this update.

The People app now features a new app commands bar at the top which can be accessed by swiping from the top or simply right clicking. This feature lets you navigate between your profile and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

The Calendar app has been designed to be easier to read and features a new “work week” view. The app also features a scheduling assistant for business accounts that use Microsoft Exchange. Users can also also forward meeting invitations, send an email to all meeting attendees, and even set end dates for recurring events.

Starting tomorrow, select the Updates link on the top right of the Windows Store to download and install these new updates. No word on when Microsoft is planning on updating the other core Windows 8 apps.

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