Mail, Calendar, and People apps for Windows 8.1 receives new update

Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Mail, Calendar, and People apps for Windows 8.1, however, an updated change log is currently unavailable. These apps are a key part of the operating system, offering a modern interface for accessing email, your calendar, and your contacts.

“Mail, Calendar, and People are powerful tools for keeping up-to-date on your email, managing your schedule, and staying in touch with people. Designed for both work and home, these apps help you communicate quickly and focus on what’s important across all your accounts,” the app description reads.

Unfortunately, Microsoft has not provided an updated change log for the update. If this update was major, Microsoft will likely announce it in an official blog post this week. For now, we will have to resort to our community installing the app and letting everyone know in the comments below what new features are noticed.

Grab the updated app via the download link below.

  • Aaditya Menon

    I don’t see anything new………

  • Christian Gäng

    Powerful? If I want a powerful Mail App, I use Outlook 2013.

    • Patrick

      More powerful than Android’s email client

  • Diane Feinstein

    Only thing that matters (to me) at this point is if the incompatibility with Gmail including email, calendar, and contacts. Trying to coerce people into using Microsoft’s mail services by deliberately leaving out basic functionality isn’t the way to compete.

    • David Cardona

      Just add a gmail account from the settings > accounts > Gmail.

      • Diane Feinstein

        Thanks for taking a look, David.

        Sadly, Calendar is still broken, without the ability to sync with Gmail. MS’ response to this has been to suggest that folks move their accounts to I and import their calendar data. That’s instead of just including CalDAV support.

        Yeah, Mail now works and so does People, but who lives without a calendar?

    • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

      Well, what David Cordana said, and I don’t see how that is any different from Scroogle’s strategy on Android, my mother doesn’t have a Google-account and she had to sign in with mine on her device because she was forced to have a GMail to make use of her own phone, while Microsoft doesn’t force such things on users.

    • Sargon

      How is it incompatible? I think the only thing that’s incompatible is calendar. I can see my gmail emails in the mail app and I can also see my google contacts in the people app.

      • Sargon

        People at the Top, Mail at the bottom.

    • Mikado_Wu

      Look at the account name all, Diane Feinstein , Says troll all over it.

    • nohone

      So then Google isn’t competing either. They refuse to release apps for the Win8 store, Windows Phone, etc.

      • Diane Feinstein

        Eh? The stores are platform-specific. You want Apple to distribute Windows apps?

        Sure is a lot of butt-hurt going around here over who uses what platform. I use all of them and expect usability from each without having to change my email provider for each platform.

        Call of the dogs – operating systems are like religion and politics. Just respect and the facts, please.

  • StarEy3

    I hate when they skip changelogs

  • Diane Feinstein

    Calendar is the only one that is still broken but I’ve found one working substitute after trying everything I could see in the Store that promises Gmail compatibility. It’s inexpensive, maybe a little aesthetically challenged in the Monthly view but seems functional.

  • beingjennifer

    I just wish it would WORK!! I uninstalled it to re-install it in hopes that it would actually open. Now, it says it can’t install it because I don’t have an internet connection. um, I’m using the internet right now. grrr.