Microsoft is rolling out a couple of new features for Outlook to allow users customize the experience, get things done faster, and stay organized. The updates include a ‘Coming Soon’ feature in Outlook for Windows, and an ‘opt-in toggle’ in Outlook on the web.
The tech giant had announced updates to Office 365 user experience in June this year. The new features rolled out for Outlook are part of the updates announced in June.
“We’re obsessed about making things better for the millions of people who use Outlook every day and continue to advance how we introduce updates to the experience and help customers adopt change,” wrote the Outlook Team in a blog post.
“Building on the same guiding principles, our goal is to give you control, allowing you to try a new experience when it’s convenient, customize how you get things done, as well as surface options that are relevant and in context to how you work, all to help you get things done, faster.”
Outlook for Windows comes with plenty of useful features, but all the features aren’t used all the time. With the update, Outlook will allow users to simplify the ribbon, personalize the inbox, and apply additional features, as per the need.
The ribbon can be easily personalized by pinning or removing the commands from the ribbon. Users can also go back to the classic, full ribbon for full set of commands.
The update will also bring a more responsive web development framework and modern designs. It will make it faster for users to read, compose, and take action in emails and meetings.
Furthermore, Microsoft is adding intelligent technology, highlights, special icons and visual changes to Outlook for a modern calendar view. It will help users focus on the day and week, make the process of creating and sending meeting requests faster, and easily manage the time.
The updates will first roll out to customers in Monthly Channel and Targeted Release program in next few weeks, then later roll out more broadly to all Office 365 customers.