Outlook is coming to Windows RT devices as part of the Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft executives announced today at Computex, the computer trade show taking place this week in Taipei.
Windows RT is the variant of Windows 8 that’s designed for devices using power-sipping ARM processors. Windows RT tablets so far have come with a version of Office that runs Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. With the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, Outlook 2013 RT will be joining those programs as part of the Office 2013 RT package.
The free 8.1 update is expected to be released sometime before the holidays. A public preview of it will be available for download by June 26.
In addition, an update is coming in about a week for the Type and Touch covers, the keyboard covers that are designed to work with Microsoft’s Surface tablets. That update allows users to change what the top row of keys do and to create some shortcuts for activities such as printing the screen and turning the brightness up or down.