Tue, Jul 16, 2013 4:38 PM EDT 1:06
Outlook is now available for the iPhone and iPad but don't expect full Outlook functionality. This isn't a MS Office Outlook app; this is Microsoft's stripped down mail, calendar and contact app found in Windows 8. It's free to download to iOS devices right now. Tablets based on Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems have struggled to gain traction so far and Paul Thurrott of the Supersite for Windows says there's a very simple explanation for this: The first generation of Windows tablets just isn't very good. Microsoft Research is continuing to advance work on its home operating system (HomeOS) project. The latest new component is the addition of a new framework, called the Lab of Things (LOT), which allows researchers to better study connected device usage in homes and other physical spaces.