Microsoft’s Modern Outlook Experience Is Ready for the Enterprise

Posted on July 4, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft 365, Office 365, Outlook.com with 17 Comments

Microsoft has been testing its modern Outlook.com experience for a while. The new experience first started off as a beta for regular users, and Microsoft later rolled the new experience out to all users earlier this year. And now, it’s getting ready to bring the new experience to all organisations.

Microsoft’s been testing the update with organisations by letting them opt-in for the new experience. The test has been going on for around 8 months, and Microsoft is finally getting ready to roll it out to all organisations.

Starting at the end of this month, Targeted Release users will have the new experience by default, without having to opt-in for the new experience. Microsoft will then continue the rollout to make the new experience available to other organisations slowly by removing the opt-in experience.

Microsoft’s highlighted a bunch of the new features that are part of the new Outlook.com experience, including things like the new dark mode, all the new calendar-related features, and the search features. You can get a full breakdown of the new features here.

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17 responses to “Microsoft’s Modern Outlook Experience Is Ready for the Enterprise”

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    legend

    Outlook on the Web is very nice, especially as Web App and in combination with To-Do!

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    truerock2

    So... once again...


    The Modern GUI interface unlearns several decades of GUI design learning and returns us to Windows 3.1


    I assume there are incompetent Microsoft GUI designers working on GUI design that are currently at about 1985 and will eventually resolve GUI design problems and get back to 1995 in about 10 years.


    Once again for those too stupid to get it - Steve Jobs and Apple solved a lot of GUI design problems in getting a touch-interface GUI to fit on a 4-inch phone. THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH DESIGNING A GUI INTERFACE FOR A 32 INCH SCREEN FOR A DESKTOP PC.


    For the incredibly stupid people at Microsoft unable to understand the difference between a 4-inch-touch-screen GUI and a 32-inch-screen desktop GUI I will explain for the 1 hundredth time... An almost perfect desktop PC GUI was developed for Windows 7. Everything Microsoft did on Windows 8 and Windows 10 is a complete waste of time and needs to be immediately deleted.





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    nbplopes

    Looks more years of beta testing than months. Your mileage may vary of course.

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    minke

    I've been using it for awhile now and it works fine, but if you have desktop Outlook installed it is probably what you will use day-to-day. Now, if only my free Outlook.com account would properly sync all of my Gmail, which it doesn't do, no matter what the settings.

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      robinpersaud

      In reply to Minke:

      Gave up on that a long time ago - I have multiple e-mail accounts configured to sync with Outlook 2016 & Outlook 365. Works much better, and everything is wirelessly synchronized with no issues between multiple devices (Windows 10 PCs & Surface devices, Galaxy S9 Plus, iPad 4 & iPad 6).


      You can also use Windows Mail app, if you don't have Outlook desktop client installed.

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    BMcDonald

    Can anyone tell me why this is happening in the "new" Outlook experience. This just started yesterday:


    I noticed today that I now have a "Get Started" panel - complete six setup tasks that I completed years ago - stuck at the bottom my Inbox. It also sports a progress bar which is hard set to 100%.


    This odd panel only appears if I have at least one email in the Inbox and then disappears if I clean it right out. Just started happening today. Too bad I cannot insert screenshots here - I could show you the oddball panel.


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    dontbe evil

    as usual millions of years ahead of gmail since they switched from hotmail to outlook.com ... my actual company use gsuite and s**ks, I miss office 365 from my previous company

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    nknknkmkkn

    They should just pack this in a UWP container. It is just miles and miles better than the Mail/Calendar app. Looks better, much more functionality and never crashes.

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      dontbe evil

      In reply to nknknkmkkn:

      and than use at leas 500mb of ram ... I'd prefer an outlook mobile/lite native UWP

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      warren

      In reply to nknknkmkkn:


      This post is a great example of the phrase: 'Just' is a four-letter word. The web UI works only with the Outlook.com backend & services. It wouldn't work as a general-purpose mail client.


      If you want something that looks like this, use Microsoft Outlook. They're very similar nowadays.

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        Richicoder

        In reply to warren:

        Honestly, if the new outlook.com was a PWA and supported arbitrary email accounts, I'd 100% take it over the built in app now. I hope they do this actually.

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          warren

          In reply to Richicoder:


          You'd rather the application you use everyday to be written in slow Javascript instead of fast C++? Are you fucking nuts?


          You'd rather it use many times more memory, be subject to random failures and lengthy reloads, and go without the 20+ years of refinement, accessibility and performance work?


          Outlook 2019 on my machine, with a busy mailbox, is using 230MB of RAM. Firefox, with just this one thurrott.com tab open, is taking 650MB. THREE TIMES AS MUCH MEMORY.

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    wright_is

    Will it be pushed to Exchange on-prem as well? We are planning a migration to the latest Exchange from 2010 in the coming months.

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    shahid1308

    Nice article, improve knowledge regarding Modern Outlook upgrade products. Thanks for your valuable post.

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