The Outlook program for the Mac has been outdate for sometime, and is leaving Mac fans waiting for a new version of MS Office. On Friday, Microsoft announced a new and revamped version of Outlook for Mac users, and give them a ton of new features and tools they can use today to manage themselves.
Outlook is one of those programs that users either love or hate, but one that it vital to their professional existence. The new version for Outlook for Office 365 subscribers, gives them move visual treats, a quicker program, and a great experience to enjoy Outlook on with the Mac.
New Features For Mac
For the Mac, Microsoft fixed a lot with Outlook. First thing up is better performance and reliability through a new threading model and database improvements. Next up, Microsoft included a new ribbon user interface with improved scrolling and agility. Next, online archive support for searching Exchange archived mail has been added.
Other features for Outlook on the Mac include master category list support, Office 365 push email support for real time email delivery, and first-run email downloading experience with Exchange Web Service syncing. All of these features will give Outlook users a lot of new experiences, and a lot of features that they can use on their Exchange servers for email handling.
New Office Apps For 2015 Planned
In its blog post announcing the latest version of Outlook, Microsoft also detailed its roadmap for Office on the Mac. It will be featured with Office 365, and Office for Mac will get a public beta in the first half of 2015. This is something that was promised to Mac users last year, but at least gives them something to think about.
The second half of 2015 will bring the final release of Office for Mac to users, and Microsoft will be giving the new version to commercial and consumer subscribers at no additional cost. This free update will be a great thing for users, and a great thing for them to look forward to in the next year. It will be a free upgrade for them, and get them to stop using Google Docs and other alternative programs on the Mac, instead of Office for Mac.
The Office for Mac got a new outlook and a schedule. It’s a free update in 2015, and one to look forward to for many users.