Only a week after updating its Bing apps, Microsoft has pushed out a new update for its Calendar, Messaging, Mail and People apps on Windows 8 and Windows RT. There aren’t any major new features to get excited about, but the update does promise bug fixes and a few improvements.
Here’s the complete changelog:
Group email messages by conversation to keep your inbox organized.
Respond to meeting invitations directly from your inbox.
Get things done more quickly with faster performance in all apps.
Experience better reliability and usability based on feedback from customers like you.
Of course that’s not a lot to go on. But after testing the apps ourselves one improvement that does certainly stand out is faster performance. Each of these apps now starts up considerably faster and the navigation is a lot smoother than before.
It’s encouraging to see Microsoft constantly improving these basic apps and taking into account users’ feedback, but a more comprehensive overhaul to bring in more features and a better experience would certainly be welcome.
Check the Windows Store for the updates and keep in mind it might take a bit before they show up in your particular region.