Microsoft launched Outlook.com in July of last year and with the launch brought an entirely new interface to Microsoft's email platforms. One item that was not updated, until now, was the calendar which was stuck with the Hotmail theme since the July launch.
Microsoft states that the calendar utilizes 'Content over Chrome' which means that your information is front and center and that visual queues come second. This mentality is used in many of Microsoft's recent product offerings including Outlook.com
Like the Hotmail upgrade that turned the old Hotmail interface to the new Outlook.com UI, the calendar feature is rolling out now. So, if you don't see the new calendar yet, know that it will arrive shortly.
This update will hopefully will provide a segway into the Outlook.com team offering up the Skype integration that was announced when the product was launched. That feature will allow you to make Skype calls and chat from your Outlook.com inbox.
If you are an Outlook.com fan and want to get more involved with the service, make sure to check out the Outlook Insiders program that we launched yesterday.
Source: Outlook Blog