Microsoft updates built-in apps for Windows 8, including Bing and SkyDrive

Email Twitter: @ronwinbeta Oct 5th, 2012 inNews

In an official blog post, Microsoft details several updates to several built-in apps which will be taking place until the official launch of Windows 8 on October 26th. The Store tile will notify Windows 8 users when these updates are available for download.

“Leading up to GA for Windows 8, we will be releasing updates for many of the apps that were included with the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of Windows 8 that was delivered to PC makers and to MSDN and TechNet subscribers in August. The Store tile will notify you when updates are available, and you can open it and click the updates link in the top right corner to see the list and install the ones you want,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post. The SkyDrive app now comes with new features, including the ability to search within SkyDrive, rename and move folders and files, a new first-run experience, and the ability to have a custom sort order. The Bing app will be updated to feature richer search results for local content and images, Bing rewards integration, the ability to use zoom on your search results to see related queries, and the ability to use the file picker to select an image from Bing to use on your lock screen or in your other apps. Of course, there are many other built-in apps that are also receiving updates as well as new features, such as the Maps, Photos, Finance, News, Travel, and Sports apps. Head over to the source link for all the changes.

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