Microsoft issues fix for yesterdays updated Windows Phone 8.1 Calendar app

Yesterday we reported that the update for the calendar app for Windows Phone 8.1 introduced a serious bug. The update in question affects version 1.0.14127.246 as shown above. After updating users reported issues that affected just about everyone; as soon as you tried to create a new appointment, the result was that the app crashed; not good.

Earlier today Joe Belfiore took to Twitter to both apologize for the issue, and state that an update is becoming available.

That an update is becoming available is the keyword here, it has not propagated to all regions yet, in The Netherlands for example, we are still seeing version .246 at the time of posting. So sometime today 1.0.14127.247 should show up, and if you have automatic updates set on your phone, you may well not need to do anything but wait for the update goodness to do its magic.

You can check if the updated version is already available in your region by clicking here. Those on Windows Phone 8.0 are not affected.

Source: Windows Phone Central 

Thanks for the tip Zlip792!

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Still no option for entering a calender event into a different time zone.
When residing in a different time zone and you enter an event it will automatically move that event by the hour difference when returning home.
For example, if I enter an event to meet with someone in California at 7am and I enter the event in my eastern time zone for 7am it will remind me to meet at 4am once I arrive in California.
That's a huge omission especially if they want to push WP8.1 for businesses.

At least they plan to update the core apps without having to wait for full OS updates, something that wasn't the case before this. Until 8.1 the only way we got updated calendar would be to wait for the next OS update, same with IE and so on.

So this shows that we could also get updates for other things like IE, which would be the big one, and others without having to wait for WP8.2 or 9.0 etc.

It's possible for some of the built in apps - Calendar, Games, Music, Podcasts and Video (You can find out which by tapping and holding them the app in the app list. If there is a "rate and review" option it is an app that can be updated). These apps are written with the 3rd party SDK, the others are still written with MS's internal tools and these still require an OS update.

George P said,
So this shows that we could also get updates for other things like IE

I dont think IE has been app-etized (BS expression I just found 10 sec ago) in WP8.1, so I wouldnt expect any updates for the ever-crashing IE11 without needing a complete GDR for it.

Received the update automatically 1 hour ago (I'm in UK) and it works fine.
If you can't handle bugs like this in a DEVELOPER'S PREVIEW then don't install it and wait for the official release. If MS waited until everything was perfect before issuing it, then there wouldn't be any point in a DEVELOPER'S PREVIEW, would there?

thomag said,
Received the update automatically 1 hour ago (I'm in UK) and it works fine.
If you can't handle bugs like this in a DEVELOPER'S PREVIEW then don't install it and wait for the official release. If MS waited until everything was perfect before issuing it, then there wouldn't be any point in a DEVELOPER'S PREVIEW, would there?

Didn't know the Lumia 630 was a developer device.

It is great that they fixed it quickly, but still... they should feel a shame of themselves for released an untested app that was broken and non-working.

macoman said,
It is great that they fixed it quickly, but still... they should feel a shame of themselves for released an untested app that was broken and non-working.

At my work, we have the "fish of shame" for such things. A rather large plush goldfish that sits on your desk for everyone to see and shame you into not doing that again!

It works remarkably well!

macoman said,
It is great that they fixed it quickly, but still... they should feel a shame of themselves for released an untested app that was broken and non-working.

In a perfect world, yes, but as we all know, $*¥@ happens.

Dot Matrix said,

In a perfect world, yes, but as we all know, $*¥@ happens.

Crap happens, yes. But this is a very common feature in the Calendar app and if it was tested, would have been found. If it was some obscure feature, then ok. Big screw up by MS and hopefully next time, they will test better.