You cannot connect to any website or online service with a Windows 8 metro app. Opening the desktop version of IE connects properly.
The metro IE or other metro apps fail to connect to the internet unless you uncheck the "use a proxy server for your LAN" checkbox via Desktop version IE.
Note: Windows updates may also fail as well.
First seen in Sophos Web Appliance WS500
Operating systems Windows 8
The failure is due to proxy settings.
See the following Microsoft resources for further information and solutions.
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