Users who have been waiting to get their hands on a final version of the Windows 8.1 update, won’t have to wait too long. Microsoft has confirmed that it’ll begin deploying the update on October 17th.
Microsoft’s Brandon Leblanc announced the date on the Blogging Windows site this morning. Users will be able to download the update for free from the Windows Store and get all of the benefits that the first update to come out of Microsoft’s faster development cycle for Windows has to offer. That includes the ability to customize the Start Screen with wallpaper and different Live Tile sizes, integrated Bing searches, and more.
The update will also ship with revamped versions of nearly all of the apps included with Windows 8 including Xbox Music and Xbox Video.
Are they going to force us to update the Mail/Calendar/Contacts app when we upgrade to 8.1?
I’ve been holding out on upgrading that app since they took away its ability to sync with Google Calendar (I use my Google Calendar extremely heavily, and am not ready to try to switch it all over the Outlook.com).
Yep they’ll be forcing the update for those apps. However I’m pretty sure it’ll be back in the final version.