Microsoft details upcoming major update to Outlook for Windows

Microsoft today offered more details on update coming to Outlook for Windows. These new features can be enabled by users using the Coming Soon feature pane. Some of the new feature include the simplified ribbon UI, changes to message list, updates to Outlook Calendar and more. Read about them in detail below.

  • The Simplified Ribbon is both easily customizable and adaptable. The single row of commands can be quickly personalized to suit your work style and preferences—simply pin or remove commands from the ribbon that are important to you.
  • Many small changes in the message list help highlight the things that matter. For example, names are bolded and flagged messages stand out with a yellow background. And with a little more padding and text treatment to create a clearer visual hierarchy, scanning your inbox is easier and focusing on important messages is easier than ever.
  • Similarly, the commands you need for rich content creation available when you Pop Out your message response so you can easily access the power of the full ribbon in Outlook at any time.
  • In the familiar folder pane, where email messages may be distributed across Favorites, Folders and Groups, special icons make each of them easy to spot. And email and calendar response options, such as Reply or Accept buttons, are contextual to where you are working.
  • To give you more time back in your day, updates in Outlook Calendar help speed up the process of sending a meeting request. Both Required and Optional attendees can be quickly added. And with a clean, reorganized meeting request form, by setting the meeting time first, you make the suggested Location or conference rooms time-aware.

These updates are now rolling out to customers in the Monthly Channel (Targeted) release program in the next few weeks. After these features are rolled out in production, the Coming Soon toggle will be removed and users won’t be able to return to classic ribbon UI. Learn more about these updates from the source link below.

Source: Microsoft

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