The live tile for the Windows 8 "People" app updates fine with latest status from Facebook, but when opened, the People app just says "Looks like your PC isn't connected to the Internet right now."
Other apps work fine, e.g. Store, email, Calendar, etc.
* Same occurrs also on clean install of 64-bit Win8 RTM. Install, setup People to connect to Facebook ==> People app still fails.
* Remove the Facebook connection, leaving only LinkedIn and Live Accounts. ==> People app still fails.
* Uninstall & Reinstall People app ==> People app still fails.
Please check the network settings. If proxy is configured, please check the settings referring to the following document. For details about proxy settings, you can see the section “To configure the proxy addresses for the intranet and Internet”:
Isolating Windows Store Apps on Your Network
If possible, please also connect the computer to some other network and see if it works.
Hope this helps.
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Whoa! I disconnected from 3G and got onto a WiFi network instead - the People app works fine on this network.
I am concerned if there a bug wherein the People app has an issue detecting the connection over 3G?
I was part of the team who developed the 3G connectivity stack in Windows 8. I would encourage you to have the People app team try their app over 3G. If they see issues, try talk to the Msft Wireless Networking team...
Anyway, good luck.