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Microsoft previews a new, totally redesigned Outlook for Windows app



The new Outlook client for Windows will unify the web and offline clients—when it's done, anyway.
Enlarge / The brand new Outlook shopper for Home windows will unify the net and offline purchasers—when it is achieved, anyway.


For years now, Microsoft has been planning behind the scenes to unify its disparate Outlook purchasers throughout the net, Home windows, and macOS. Right this moment, that aim moved one step nearer to completion with the introduction of a new Outlook client for Home windows customers that intently mirrors the interface and performance of the Outlook net shopper.

The brand new app is offered to Workplace Insiders within the Beta channel who’ve work or faculty Microsoft 365 accounts. Common Microsoft accounts aren’t at present supported. This seems to be the identical model of the Outlook shopper that leaked to the public a couple of weeks ago.

A unified Outlook shopper, also referred to as “One Outlook” or “Venture Monarch,” shall be an particularly welcome change for Mac customers. The Mac model of Outlook has at all times looked different from and been less fully featured than the Home windows shopper, although the present scenario is significantly better than the dangerous outdated days of Microsoft Entourage.

The brand new Outlook app will reportedly exchange not simply the present Outlook app but in addition Home windows’ built-in Mail and Calendar apps. These apps received minor updates for Windows 11 to convey them consistent with its redesigned person interface however in any other case have not seen many useful enhancements in recent times. The brand new Outlook app will run on Home windows 10 and 11, however we do not know whether or not it would exchange the Mail and Calendar apps in each working techniques.

The brand new Outlook app remains to be in early improvement, and as such, there’s a long list of common mail client features that it would not help. In-development and deliberate options that are not but supported embody help for IMAP mail accounts, accounts, offline use, use with a number of accounts, and help for working with .pst Outlook knowledge recordsdata.

We might get extra data on the One Outlook undertaking at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, which runs subsequent week from Might 24–26.

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