For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
Recent Outlook.com Stories
This week, Microsoft announced an extensive list of updates coming to Office 365 customers. Key among them are new Researcher and Editor features for Word and the addition of Focused Inbox to Outlook on Windows (desktop), Mac, and web.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft delivers Starbucks add-in for Outlook, Sony PlayStation VR launch set for October 13, Rhapsody rebrands itself as Napster, Nintendo belatedly offers new Zelda, more.
When Microsoft first delivered Outlook for Android Wear last August, it provided basic email, calendar and notification support. But thanks to a major new update, you can now use Outlook as your watch face and stay on top of your day at a glance.
Have you noticed a rise in the spam email getting into your Outlook.com account? If so, you are not alone.
Microsoft today alerted customers that the ongoing migration to the new Outlook.com comes with a hidden cost: You will no longer be able to use Windows Live Mail 2012 to access the service.
Tech tidbits from around the web: NexDock is now fully funded, you might be able to get the new Outlook.com earlier, Microsoft Edge will handle Flash a lot more elegantly, Microsoft improves its Arrow Launcher for Android, Microsoft could be adding lock screen-based camera to Windows phones, more.
Microsoft announced today that is opening up its Outlook app on Android and iOS to support third-party tasks, events and notes in Calendar. So Outlook calendar on these popular mobile platforms will soon work with Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote.
Microsoft is trialing a new premium feature for Outlook.com and the company is offering the service at $3.99 per month after the first year is free.
The date has come: Dropbox's Mailbox mobile app is shutting down today. So Microsoft is offering distraught Mailbox users a lifeline, and is promising to add some key Mailbox features to Outlook Mobile.
Microsoft is testing a premium version of Outlook.com that could support custom domains. This means you could soon be able to use Outlook.com with your own domain name instead of being forced to use a Microsoft domain name.
A few things worth discussing from today: A new version of the excellent Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, the new Outlook.com is coming out of preview, and Redstone to add some nice Continuum improvements for phone.
Microsoft is now rolling out the updated Outlook.com design that has been in the preview state for many months.
An update to the Outlook apps for Android and iOS this week adds Skype Call scheduling, new calendar features, improved navigation, and more. And yes, Windows 10 Mobile users will get Skype Call scheduling in a future update.