Microsoft just began pushing updates to key Metro apps.
But without a description or Knowlege Base article, users have no idea what's being changed and why
Whenever we get a passle of Windows patches -- security updates, bug fixes, performance and stability improvements, rollups -- they're almost always accompanied by Knowledge Base articles. Granted, the KB articles are of varying quality and, at times, veracity. But at least we have some description of the changes that have been or will be made to our systems, a generally accepted numbering system to track and correlate them, and frequently an easy way to back out wayward changes using the Control Panel's View Installed Upates applet.
The Windows 8 Metro "Windows Store" apps have changed all that, and not for the better.
Case in point: Just a few hours ago my Windows 8 machines started sprouting the number "1" on their Windows Store tiles. Venturing to the Windows Store and tapping on the Update (1) link brought up a tile that said there was an update available for the Productivity apps: Metro Mail, People, Calendar, and Messaging. Try as I might (and have I looked everywhere imaginable) I couldn't find a description of the update. There's no KB article, no explanatory blurb in the Windows Store, no version number, nary a hint as to why Microsoft was patching the key Metro communication apps or what the fixes might bring.