Back in May, Microsoft announced that it would be sending Sunrise Calendar off into the sunset on August 31. As it turns out, the app still has a few sunrises (OK, no more puns) left in it.
The company told PCWorld that it still has features that it wants to add to the Outlook mobile apps before shutting down Sunrise, issuing the following statement:
[W]e have chosen to wait a little longer in order to deliver a few more Sunrise-inspired features in Outlook. Once those features are released, the Sunrise app will officially be shut down.
Microsoft acquired Sunrise back in February 2015 with the plan of merging its functionality into the Outlook mobile apps on iOS and Android. Since then, most of that plan has been completed, but clearly, the firm wants to do a bit more.
This isn't the first debacle with the Outlook name attached to it in recent days. Microsoft had promised to deliver the new Outlook.com experience to all users by the end of summer. Unfortunately, it won't be making that deadline either.
Microsoft hasn't offered a timeline for when it plans to shut down Sunrise Calendar, but we'll keep you updated as we learn more.