Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:31 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot: "Tipped off by a reader, I checked my System log in Event Viewer today and what did I find but a stack of pending updates for all of the core apps in Windows 8. I'm not 100 percent sure this is what I think it is. But if we're right, it looks like 18 of the core apps in Windows 8 are about to get updated. Or, almost all of them." Foley confirms it. By far Windows 8's weakest link, so I'm hoping this is true. Especially the Mail application is dreadful.
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Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 19:13 UTC
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This is the advantages of the new Windows Store application model -- apps can be updated independently of the OS out of band.

Not just small apps, but essentially every app except the Store app itself can be updated independent of Windows Update, completely via the Store.

In addition, Windows 8 apps like Mail support protocol activation and URI schemes which means another third party app can just be dropped in to replace it.

On the topic of quality, I agree. Some of the stock apps are not very flattering. Some need more work than others. I hope that these updates are significant and fix a lot of the issues. It'll send a clear message that Microsoft is listening to users.

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