Microsoft provides update on migration to new

After several months of testing, Microsoft announced in February that the new version of is out of preview. At that time, Microsoft said that they are rolling out the upgrades to users as quickly as possible, with millions of accounts being upgraded each week. All users will get the upgrade soon, and there is no action you need to take in order to trigger the upgrade. Yet after two months of the announcement, very few users have this new experience. ZDNet spoke to Outlook team about this delay and Jon Orton, Director of Marketing for Outlook provided an explanation on the delay.

  • More than 175 million of 400 million accounts have been migrated to new experience.
  • He said that moving users to the new “is just more than a facelift.” It is not same as the previous Hotmail to transition.
  • The new is built on an Office 365-based infrastructure which gives your email and calendar data, enhanced security and reliability. So, Microsoft is migrating from the legacy infrastructure to latest Office 365 based infrastructure. This will also enable Microsoft introduce new features to both Outlook/Office 365 and
  • During the preview period from May 2015 to Feb 2016, Microsoft received lots of feedback and they are making a number of “improvements and corrections.”
  • Microsoft is expecting that the vast majority of users will be upgraded by the end of this summer.

Hopefully, my account will be migrated to new experience soon! Read about the features that will be coming as part of new here.

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