I've been using Windows 8 for a couple months. I have a live.com email that I use to log into Win 8. When I open Mail app (outlook and live.com) it comes up full screen and has very few controls. About all you can do is send a email. No contacts. When I go to use live.com within the Chrome browser (my default) you have more control and its not so big. The one most annoying thing about this new so-called improved email is you can't delete contacts! I have never seen this lack of control on any other email program. You were able to control your address book/contacts as needed. With this lack of control, why would you use Outlook/Live.com over say Gmail? I'll stay with Gmail for now. I hope one day MS will let you delete your contacts as needed. Because of this another bad design choices, I've lost interest in Windows 8 in general for the scattered design of the whole operating system.