If you still have to try the Release Preview of Windows 8 by yourself, don’t get fear, as Microsoft is detailing its latest OS through a number of blog entries its MSDN site so that you can explore the nitty-gritty details of it. We have come to get an in depth preview of the People app which is a cloud-connected address book that promises to be one of the many centerpieces in the Metro environment. For the beginners, Windows Phone users are bound to feel right at home, as the address book relies on cloud services to populate the entries from sources such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Twitter. Not only does this ensure that one’s address book is always accessible and up-to-date friend removals come to mind it also brings quick access to social feeds via the “What’s new” section and lets you keep tabs on specific contacts via live tiles on the home screen.
Windows 8 is also making it available on to other apps such as Mail and Messaging, along with other programs written to take advantage of the service. The single hurdle on to which Microsoft is working to overcome is the inevitable duplicate contacts. Presently, the newer Windows OS does a pretty good job of identifying and linking multiple accounts to one individual, but for the rare exceptions, the company will soon add the ability to manually edit and link various accounts to specific contacts. Certainly, with this connected approach security could be an issue for businesses, and due to this reason one’s Exchange contacts will not be synced with their Microsoft account. In this condition users must manually add up their Exchange accounts for each device they use.
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