Microsoft Releases Updates For Almost All The Windows 8 Built-in Apps

Windows 8.1 Preview

Microsoft is going to release Windows 8.1 update for all the Windows 8 and Windows RT devices in few hours. Just in time for the Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft has updated almost all the built-in apps that comes with Windows 8. You can find them in Windows Store now.

The following apps got updated. Only few got new features and rest of them are expected to contain Windows 8.1 platform related improvements.

  • Bing News
  • Bing Weather
  • Bing Finance
  • Bing Health and Fitness
  • Bing Sports
  • Bing Travel
  • Movie Moments
  • Video
  • Xbox Smartglass
  • Games
  • Skype
  • Windows Calculator
  • Mail, Calendar and People
  • Fresh Paint
  • Reader
  • Windows Scan
  • Music
  • Windows Helps + Tips
  • Windows Recorder

Enjoy the improved app experience on Windows 8.1!

  • NegLewis

    I need SkyDrive to be seen as a new Partition.

    • Jameson

      It’s integrated into File Explorer in the 8.1.

  • Bugbog

    Gimme the update! Gimme Now! Gimme! Gimme!! Gimme!!! 😀

  • tomakali

    A:Recovery Partition
    B:Boot Partition
    C: OS Partition
    D: Windows Apps Partition
    E: User Installation Partition
    F: User Storange
    X:Xbox Partition
    Y:SkyDrive Sync
    Z:some microsoft Partition

    Would be Nice if all Microsoft Products follow same FileSystem
    Windows PC, Tablets, Phone, XBox Etc

    • jimski27

      Well that won’t work for me. Three devices use D for the SD card, or a separate data partition. And I map F for my backend Access databases. Hope the update can figure that out.

    • nohone

      No, you do not want all Microsoft products to follow this same layout of the filesystem. First because drive names like this are so ’80s, second there are APIs to retrieve the path of a special forlder. Creating seperate drives for random places like this just eats up available drives, and these items can be routed though a hard link. If you want a way to get to these different drives, call the API to get the folder location, and then in UI in Explorer you can create a folder link like they do for SkyDrive now.