HoloLens now has Outlook Mail and Calendar apps


HoloLens now supports the Outlook Mail and Calendar app. Yep, you can now view your email and calendar using the HoloLens, which is pretty neat. As the HoloLens runs Windows 10, the Outlook Mail and Calendar apps are basically the apps that you will see on your Windows 10 PC. Of course, Microsoft probably made some changes to improve the usability on the HoloLens for these apps. Microsoft stated:

Today, we are thrilled to bring the first holographic email and calendaring apps, Outlook Mail and Calendar, to Microsoft HoloLens—the first fully self-contained holographic computer. Our team is eager to get Outlook apps into the hands of early HoloLens developers to allow them to experience the benefits of email and calendaring in mixed reality.

With Outlook Mail on HoloLens, you can now place your inbox on your office wall to stay on top of emails while simultaneously interacting with other digital content in your real world. You can also quickly see what’s coming up next in your day with your new wall calendar. Since Outlook Mail and Calendar apps are built on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), like other Office apps for HoloLens released at //build 2016, it was easy for our developers to deliver a familiar experience to users who are already using the apps on Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones.

This is a great example of how the Univeral Windows Platform can be very beneficial for developers. If you make an app on the UWP, you will easily be able to bring it to all devices that run Windows 10 — this includes the HoloLens, Xbox One, Surface Hub, Windows Phones and PCs.

If you happen to own a HoloLens, you can get Outlook Mail and Calendar on your HoloLens from the link below.

Mail and Calendar
Mail and Calendar
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

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