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Microsoft to roll out Mail, Calendar and People app updates tomorrow

Microsoft to roll out Mail, Calendar and People app updates tomorrow

Microsoft has announced that it will roll out updates for People, Calendar, and Mail in the Windows Store tomorrow, promising "big improvements" in terms of both new features and improvements to current features. The updates are touted as making it easier to organize and manage accounts and the apps across both the work and personal life spectrums, and to do so in a way that is seamless and unobtrusive.

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Microsoft’s Windows Store reaches 50,000 apps milestone

Microsoft’s Windows Store reaches 50,000 apps milestone

Microsoft has finally has over 50,000 apps in its Windows Store. According to MetroStore Scanner, there are currently 50,304 apps available from the Windows Store as of today. There have been an average of about 279 apps developed daily in March alone. March is the first month in a long time in which Microsoft saw an increase in app development. Since November, app development had been on a rapid decline.

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VLC adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kickstarter campaign

VLC adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kickstarter campaign

Late last month, VideoLAN launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its popular media player, VLC, to Windows 8 and Windows RT in app form. Since the project will more herculean than past projects, the team has taken to Kickstarter to raise money in order to bring the apps to users for free. Today, the company posted an update, announcing that they're also planning to work on a Windows Phone 8 app, and they're also getting support directly from Microsoft.

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Microsoft set to expand app labs to help Windows 8 devs

Microsoft set to expand app labs to help Windows 8 devs

Windows 8 has been available for a couple of weeks now and Microsoft is itching to get developers making apps for the Windows Store, as it should be. Earlier in the month, Microsoft teamed up RocketSpace to host the first Windows Store App Lab, which helps Windows 8 developers with making apps for the Windows Store. Today, the company announced that it will be hosting even more of these Windows Store app labs in 30 different cities around the world.

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