4K all the way

You probably don't NEED a 4K webcam, but we love Logitech's BRIO 4K anyway

Long live Windows phone

Contrary to popular belief, Windows phone won't die anytime soon

XP-YESSSSSSS

Dell's already awesome XPS 15 gets even better in 2017

Surface Pwn 5

Surface Pro 5, Project NEON details leaked on LinkedIn?

Redefining the PC

Why Microsoft's Surface phone could be MUCH more than a mere 'phone'

Surface table meets Windows 10

Yes, we did put Windows 10 on the original Surface table ... and it rocks

Cream o' the crop

Before buying a Microsoft laptop, check out our pick for the absolute best

Simple and secure, just the way I like it

We think Windows 10 Cloud is a great idea, here's why

uber micro

Halo Wars 2 has something for everyone. Here's our full review.

Oldie but goldie

We reviewed Microsoft's decade-old Surface table

Creators Update comin' at ya

These are the coolest new features in the next big Xbox One update (video)

Buyer's guide

The Razer Blade 14 is the best laptop Razer has to offer

Windows 10 app gems

10 terrific Windows 10 apps you should be using

Tower of power

Here's what we think of Dell's XPS Tower Special Edition

Quite a deal

Grab the complete C# coding bootcamp for $41!

Your go-to laptop guide

Introducing our ultimate laptop buyer's guide

Listen here

Attn Android and iPhone users: What you need to know about Windows phone

Old is new?

The original Surface Pro still holds its own in the 2-in-1 world

Xbox Greenlight?

No, internet, Microsoft isn't opening Xbox to all UWP games

Falling in love

HP Envy 34 review: An ultrawide curved all-in-one after my heart

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 31 of 31
Like Tree1Likes
  1. kashk5's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    94 Posts
    Global Posts
    118 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #26  
    Quote Originally Posted by mparker View Post
    It's not like there aren't plenty of other show-stoppers preventing corporate IT adoption of Surface RT (and more generally Windows RT). I suspect this rumored Outlook RT is
    really aimed at WinRT for x86, though it may well be made available for Surface RT devices as well. I just don't see Surface RT ever being adopted by corporations the way
    a Win 8 convertible tablet might be.
    There is no such thing as "WinRT for x86". Windows RT is ONLY for ARM devices. x86 devices get regular Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, both of which already have Outlook available. So an Outlook RT is solely for ARM based tablets, such as the Surface RT.
  2. runamuck83's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    740 Posts
    Global Posts
    741 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #27  
    Quote Originally Posted by kashk5 View Post
    There is no such thing as "WinRT for x86". Windows RT is ONLY for ARM devices. x86 devices get regular Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, both of which already have Outlook available. So an Outlook RT is solely for ARM based tablets, such as the Surface RT.
    I believe he's talking about WinRT (aka Windows Runtime) programming language which is compatible with both Windows RT & Windows 8. Microsoft made it confusing by naming WinRT and Windows RT very similar.
  3. mparker's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    352 Posts
    Global Posts
    362 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by kashk5 View Post
    There is no such thing as "WinRT for x86". Windows RT is ONLY for ARM devices. x86 devices get regular Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, both of which already have Outlook available. So an Outlook RT is solely for ARM based tablets, such as the Surface RT.
    WinRT is the API that is used to write the Store (Metro) apps - it stands for Windows RunTime. On Windows 8 the WinRT API is supported alongside the traditional Win32/64 API that is used for desktop apps; on Windows RT it is the only officially supported API for 3rd-party developers - Win32 is only officially available to Microsoft.

    AFAIK Windows RT got its somewhat odd name from WinRT, but the two are most definitely *not* the same. The English speak English, and the Americans speak English, but Americans are not English (at least not recently).

    Anyway, when people talk about Outlook RT, or more generally any other "RT" app, what they're usually talking about is a version written for WinRT and hence capable of running on Windows RT. But most apps written for WinRT will run on both Windows RT and Windows 8 (the exceptions are some games that are compiled to processor-specific native code instead of the processor-independent CLR).

    Back to the point I was originally making earlier in this thread. While microsoft may well be working on a version of Outlook for the WinRT, there's no guarantee that they will release it for Windows RT. They have the option of only releasing it for x86 machines; and since the people most interested in a Windows Store style Outlook app are the same ones that also need all the other enterprise stuff that's missing from Windows RT but present in the higher-end x86 versions of windows, I wouldn't be surprised if that is the approach Microsoft takes.
  4. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    8,140 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,649 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #29  
    Quote Originally Posted by kashk5 View Post
    To be honest, I'd really prefer Microsoft add some basic features to the stock Mail app. Just give it feature parity with the Windows Phone mail app and I'd be happy. I personally have no problem with the stock Calendar app and I don't need all the fancy features that Outlook offers (at least not on a tablet, that's for my desktop and work computer).
    Like doing cc and bcc, and editing forward and old replies is your thread (in WP).
    Last edited by unstoppablekem; 02-04-2013 at 10:28 AM.
  5. Wes D's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    12 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #30  
    This is my biggest issue with the Surface - the lack of a strong email and calendar feature. Sure, it works. But it would be a full fledged desktop replacement for me with Outlook. Actually, it would be great to see Outlook ported to WP8 as well.
  6. rmeigs's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    120 Posts
    Global Posts
    174 Global Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    #31  
    Quote Originally Posted by Wes D View Post
    This is my biggest issue with the Surface - the lack of a strong email and calendar feature. Sure, it works. But it would be a full fledged desktop replacement for me with Outlook. Actually, it would be great to see Outlook ported to WP8 as well.
    Have you looked at Touchdowm? It is in the Store and you can run a free trial. I'd love to see Outlook ported to RT, but this is not a bad alternative if it fits your situation.
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Do You Think We'll See This For The Surface?
    By BotanicalStig in forum Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-16-2012, 09:15 PM
  2. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-24-2012, 10:41 PM
  3. So when will we see the grand innovation?
    By ltyarbro42 in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 09-06-2012, 12:57 AM
  4. So WHEN will we see the consumer features on WP8?
    By astroXP in forum Windows Phone 8
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-05-2012, 06:05 PM
  5. When Will we see this ....
    By gibbyhome in forum HTC Arrive / 7 Pro
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-19-2011, 12:05 AM

Posting Permissions

";