If you want live tiles for your email, you'll need to configure the Windows 8 Mail and Calendar apps. Yes, you'll get double alerts unless you disable alerts in one of the programs (and you'll download all mail in duplicate). The apps are not as robust as Outlook and when you open the tile or click on the Mail alert, you'll open the message in Mail, not Outlook.
Actually, the calendar app, while not as powerful as Outlook has one advantage over Outlook 2013: you can dock it on the edge of a wide-screen monitor and see your upcoming appointments. It's a lot nicer than pinning a Peek open.
While we may see a Live Tile for Outlook in the future, I don't expect to see Live Tiles for Outlook (or Lync) added anytime soon.
Configure Windows 8 Apps
To configure the Windows 8 apps, type Mail on the Start Screen (or in the Search field of the Charm bar).
If its the first time you've used mail, you'll be asked to enter your email address and password then follow the short wizard.
If you already have an account setup in Windows 8 Mail, open Mail, then the Charm bar and choose Accounts to add additional accounts.
Turn off notifications
To turn off notifications for the Windows apps (to avoid duplicate notifications):
- Open the Charm bar.
- Select Settings, then Change PC Settings.
- Select Notifications.
- Turn off Notifications for Calendar and Mail.
- You can turn off notification for Outlook if desired.