Microsoft launched the new Outlook.com web interface today after eight months of beta testing and tweaking. Microsoft customers could opt-in to test the new interface early during that period and provide the company with feedback.
The new Outlook.com will be pushed to customers gradually starting in July. Microsoft plans to listen to customer feedback to improve the experience further going forward.
Organizations who blocked the opt-in toggle to join the new Outlook.com experience will be upgraded to the new version eventually as Microsoft will remove the option to block the new interface.
Here is a list of what is new:
Check out Microsoft's announcement on the Tech Community site if you are interested in additional details and more images.
I find tabs to be the most useful feature addition to Outlook.com, have to admit that I don't use any of the calendar or meeting features; these may be useful to Outlook users and organizations as they may improve certain aspects of managing meetings and events.
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