Microsoft seems to have let out a mockup of a redesigned Outlook client in the latest Office Insiders release notes for Windows. It is not clear if the image is of the upcoming unified Outlook app.
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Calling it the biggest update to Outlook for Windows since 1997, Microsoft is rolling out some enhancements to the client which "dramatically" improve performance in shared calendars.
Microsoft has acknowledged an issue with Outlook on the desktop that causes trouble with viewing and composing emails. We can confirm the bug based on our testing. A fix is in the works.
The Microsoft 365 roadmap was recently updated, indicating that suggested replies are finally coming to Outlook for Windows, as well as GCC customers. Meanwhile, Teams is getting better file sharing.
A Microsoft Ignite session titled 'The Evolution of Outlook' details the firm's efforts to leverage a shared architecture, like React, to unify Outlook across platforms, including for Windows.
Microsoft has acknowledged that a "recent update" is causing Outlook outages. It is not clear if the problem was caused by the latest cumulative updates. Users can use the web app in the interim.
Microsoft has announced a host of features that are coming to Outlook on various platforms, bringing improvements to time management and task management. Most of the features are rolling out now.
Outlook will now let users choose to automatically restore open windows when the app is closed accidentally. The feature is rolling out to Insiders running Beta Channel version 2006 of the app.
Microsoft has announced that it is increasing the limit of 500 shared folders in Outlook for Windows to 5,000 for most customers. The change is available on the 1904 and 1905 versions of Outlook.
Microsoft has announced some changes which will be making their way to the Outlook app for Windows as well as to Outlook.com, promising to help users get things done faster and more easily.