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What's missing in Windows 8 apps

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    64-bit Windows 10

    What's missing in Windows 8 apps

    Come October 26, Microsoft will face two battles for Windows 8. Not only does it have to convince people that the OS is worth upgrading to, but it must land with competitive apps. Here's what they lack so far.
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    What's missing in Windows 8 apps | Windows 8 - CNET Reviews

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    Hannover, Germany
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    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200

    I must admit that some of the apps do feel a little underwhelming, I REALLY wanted to just use Mail/Calendar/Contacts as my daily point of information... but right now they don't do enough, that's not to say they wont by Nov.
    Since it seems there are updates to those core apps almost daily at the moment
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  3. #3

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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V

    Well, MS isn't going to beef up the PIM applications in Windows 8 to the point where Outlook becomes irrelevant.
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    Windows 7/8

    It has to /at least/ match the funtionality of the current "live" desktop mail app on windows 7 though. And even that is pretty thin, but it does at least handle multiple accounts rather well, drag and drop to storage folders, usable mail rules, detailed header inspection etc...
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    More options and customization and how about interacting with the desktop side? Notifications etc. Right now they act like they don't know the other exist, metro and desktop.
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