Back in February, Microsoft proudly exclaimed that the new Outlook.com was out of beta and should roll out to all users soon. Six months later, you don't have to look very far to find those that don't have it yet. As it turns out, it looks like it's going to be longer than expected.
Users attempting to share their calendar are seeing an error message telling them that Microsoft is now expecting to roll out the upgrade in the first half of 2017.
The latest status update that we got from the company was in mid-July, when it said that everyone would be on the new Outlook.com "by end of summer at the latest". With just over three weeks left of the season, it seems clear that the firm will not meet its goals.
There are also any number of reasons that the error message may exist. It could be an old message from when Microsoft had a different timeline; also, it could only refer to the issue keeping users from sharing their calendars.
The company announced the new Outlook.com experience back in May 2015, saying that it would be more like Outlook itself. This would add new features like Clutter, search suggestions and refiners, themes, and more.
When we attempted to share a calendar through Outlook.com, we did not experience the error; nevertheless, we've reached out to Microsoft for clarification. If there is indeed a new timeline for the new Outlook.com (which seems very likely), we'll keep you informed.
Have you received the new Outlook.com yet? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Mary Jo Foley