I thought I’d share something that I ran into after I installed the Office 2013 Customer Preview on a Windows 8 system.
Before Office 2013 was available, I’d been using the Mail Metro-style app. After I installed and configured Outlook 2013 I noticed something strange. When I’d click on e-mail addresses in messages from Outlook 2013, I’d be prompted to either open the Mail app or use them in Outlook 2013. This got annoying fast. Fortunately, there is an easy fix.
From the start screen, show Charms (either swipe or press WinKey-C) and click Search. Search for “default.” Click on Default Programs.
Click on Set your default programs
Click on Microsoft Outlook and then click on Set this program as default
Today, Microsoft have released the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 release candidate (or Release Preview) builds to the public for testing and feedback.
I’ve compiled a list of the downloads that Microsoft has made available. If anyone has anything to add, leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list.
Windows 8 Release Preview – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/release-preview
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate – http://www.tomontech.com/2012/05/windows-server-2012-release-candidate-now-available/
Windows Assessement and Deployment Kit – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29929
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28972
In case you missed this as I did, Intel have released an updated beta HD Graphics Driver for use with Windows 8.
I installed this on my Samsung Series 7 slate and many of the graphics related glitches I saw have gone away.
These drivers may come in handy soon as the release of the Windows 8 Release Preview is happening soon. Its possible that the Release Preview build has even newer drivers in the build than these, but it is unlikely.
32-bit download – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21235&lang=eng
64-bit download – http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=21180&lang=eng