Windows RT device owners got the good news today that Microsoft will indeed launch an Outlook 2013 RT client later this year, as part of the free Windows 8.1 upgrade. Today, Microsoft's Office blog offered up a little more information on what Windows RT users can expect from the new Outlook 2013 RT program.
The blog post stated that " ... Outlook 2013 RT delivers a great touch experience for people using tablets." However, the blog did not confirm if Outlook 2013 RT will have a Modern style interface or if it will use the UI made for most of the desktop Office 2013 programs that are already included for free in other Windows RT products, such as Microsoft's own Surface RT tablet. So far, only two Office programs, OneNote and Lync, have been made with a Modern UI design.
The Office blog stated:
The new Outlook has so much to offer including a streamlined user experience that reduces clutter and makes your content king. From cool new features like quickly responding to email with inline reply, to using 'peeks' to view your calendar or contacts without having to manually switch between tabs, Outlook brings great new tools to your fingertips.
The blog added that, according to a recent study from Morgan Stanley, 61 percent of people who shop for a new tablet think that a version of Microsoft Office is the "single most important software feature" for such a product.
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