Monday, October 8, 2012

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announces updates to Windows 8 apps

On Friday, Microsoft Corporation(NASDAQ:MSFT) informed developers in a blog that apps associated with its new operating system Windows 8 would be getting updates in the run to the release of the software on October 26.

“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,” wrote Gabriel Aul, director of program management for Windows fundamentals, on the Building Windows 8 blog.

The first o receive an update will be the Bing search app, followed by others such as SkyDrive, Mail, Calendar, People, Messaging, Photos, Maps and so on.

It has announced updates to all the apps that are built into Windows 8 and all of these will be available on Windows store over the next few weeks, it said.

“Naturally, these app updates will also be available to PC makers to include by default with their PCs shipping in the future, but for those of you who have already installed Windows 8 RTM, it is super easy to get the updates from the Store app,” Aul further wrote. “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.”

The delay of the release in the new operating system has had a spin-off effect on the sale of new PCs with most buyers preferring to wait to upgrade to the new operating system.

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