In case it's not painfully obvious, I'm taking the week between Christmas and New Year's off, though I'm really still working, mostly on "Windows 8.1 Book." So we made some great progress this week, and the book is now over 300 pages long.

Remember, we're charging just $2 for the book, and you can contribute in other ways as well. Check out Buy Windows 8.1 Book! or the Windows 8.1 Book website for the details.

This week's updates (with the newest posts at the top) include:

First draft of the People chapter is now complete

Here is the first draft version of the People chapter, which focuses on the contacts management solution that ships with Windows 8.1.

People 0.1 and Book 0.27

Here's an early, rough and incomplete first look at the People chapter, which of course covers the People app.

First draft of the Mail chapter is now complete

Here is a rough first draft version of the Mail chapter. Let me know if you find any issues or missing topics. But I'm going to move on to the People chapter in the meantime.

Mail 0.2 and Book 0.25

Here's a second (and still incomplete) look at the Mail chapter, which of course covers the Mail app and email account management in Windows 8.1.

More soon!