Outlook.com is one of the largest online places for users to view emails, and has transformed ways that people read their emails. But unlike any email service, Microsoft realizes that email is a chore, and can lock up hours of time. On Thursday, Microsoft updates Outlook.com with a number of new features.
Outlook.com got a ton of new features on Thursday, and they include a refined inbox, new ways to collaborate, an upgraded calendar, and other features. All of these will be released initially to a preview group, and then on a larger scale in coming weeks, according to a blog post on Thursday.
The biggest updates for Outlook.com include changes to the inbox. Microsoft is rolling out Clutter into Outlook.com and tha is aimed to help manage and sort messages. Second, search suggestions and refiners are being rolled into Outlook.com. Third, 13 new themes will be available for inbox viewing.
Other inbox updates include Link previews, inline images, pop-out read and compose windows, pins and flags, and lastly add-ins. As noted, all of these are going to be available to small groups via a preview program, and then later in a larger scale. All of these should make Outlook.com a better inbox landing spot for many.
Collaborating, Calendar and More
New collaboration tools are being introduced as well, and those will include a brand new Skype experience in Outlook.com. Additionally, simplified sharing from OneDrive and side-by-side views will be introduced. These will all allow for easier collaboration between friends and colleagues inside Outlook.com.
A new Outlook.com calendar is also on the update list, and that will allow users to manage and control calendars easier than ever. Final updates to Outlook.com include new mobile web experiences on mobile devices, a new Outlook UserVoice feature, and more which will allow for easier feedback to Microsoft.
Outlook.com got a ton of new updates on Thursday. It will be exciting to see the final product as these all get released to all soon.