Microsoft Outlook is easily one of the best email clients around, especially if your office already uses Office and Microsoft 365 suite.
But after the recent leak of its next-generation “One Outlook” client, Microsoft Office has decided to discontinue the new email experience for anyone on the Insider beta channel.
The Outlook Update for Windows Client is targeted at business and education clients who subscribe to Microsoft 365 or Office 365, and this preview is only available to paid members.
As Zedinet HighlightsMicrosoft has added a number of updates and changes, including a new look and feel, message reminders, a single view for the calendar, email and to-do items, and the ability to easily attach cloud files.
Of course, this is not the final version – which is why it is only available on the Insider beta channel – and so some features are missing, such as multi-account and offline support.
Based on what we’ve seen from the leak, the new Outlook has some really clear lines and more minimal design language.
Here’s how One Outlook settings, people, new mail and calendar page # Windows11 #FluentDesign #OneOutlook pic.twitter.com/mCO9MModgJMay 6, 2022
One client rules them all
One Outlook’s core idea is to bring together a variety of services in one place, the web app being the basis of everything.
The client was codenamed Monarch during Microsoft’s development and the ultimate goal is a client across all major platforms from Windows to macOS to the web.
But people still don’t seem to be fully sold.
Change, of course, is always difficult, especially for something as important as an email client, but the reception of the leak was mixed, to say the least.
Many on social media have questioned whether a web app, which can consume a lot of memory, was the best method. As Microsoft rolled out the update more widely, we’ll see for sure.