Microsoft Starts Rolling Up Built-In Apps For Windows 8

Getting ahead of time, Microsoft has started to roll out the process of updating its primary built-in apps like Bing, maps, photos, news and weather for the launch of Windows 8. It is noted that the software giant will launch the new operating system in October 26.

In a blog post, Microsoft President of Windows Steven Sinofsky has cited all the updates the Windows 8 built-in apps will be incorporated. The new and improvised skydrive, mail, messaging, photos, maps, news, travel, weather and others with additional features and performance will be integrated in the new OS.

In the post, Mr. Sinofsky said that they were excited to get general availability of Windows 8 and Windows RT. They have lots to choose from among thousands of apps, and also there are thousands of developers have been busy in creating new apps. He said, the company has started the improvement of apps since August and would update these apps before GA.

The company’s search engine The Bing app is the first of the updates and will be the first to available. It has now more expansive search results for content and images, incorporating Bing rewards and zoom access for related queries.

Other important apps like the photos have an improvised application including crop, rotate and slideshow. The map will give Bing’s Bird’s eye view with strong navigation system and more than 3000 indoor venue maps.

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The news app will present content from the partner like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Other updates like calendar, finance, sports, video, music and games will be updated before October 26.

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