Microsoft has tweaked its Mail, Calendar, and People apps for Windows 8 and RT users with some much-need improvements. The three core apps, which are bundled together, received some long overdue tweaks last night that make them a bit more user-friendly. But along with those improvements comes one negative: the Calendar app will no longer sync with Google Calendar appointments. On the plus side, the Mail app now offers full folder management. You can create, rename, and delete folders and subfolders to better organize your e-mail. Managing individual messages is also much easier. You can select multiple e-mails to delete, move, or print them. You can flag a message as important, mark it as unread, or banish it to the spam folder. A dedicated print button in the Mail app quickly opens the Print panel, so you don’t have to manually navigate to the Print button on the Charms bar.
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