Ladies and gentlemen, a moment of silence. In tandem with a major update to the calendaring functionality in its Outlook Mobile app, Microsoft has finally retired the standalone Sunrise calendar app.
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Today, Microsoft announced a major update to Outlook Mobile for Android and iPhone, adding several new features to its Calendar component. And a few of them were inspired by the Sunrise app that Microsoft will soon retire.
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.
Microsoft this week revealed its schedule for shutting down Sunrise, the mobile app calendar it purchased in early 2015. With all relevant Sunrise functionality being made available in Outlook Mobile since the acquisition, Microsoft will shut down Sunrise on August 31, 2016.
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.
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.
I've been spending a lot of time with Microsoft's mobile apps for Android and iOS, and comparing them to the built-in platform apps and to other competition.
Businesses that have deployed Outlook for Android and iOS can now manage those devices using new MDM capabilities in Office 365 or Microsoft Intune.
Microsoft announced today that Outlook for Android is now generally available, meaning that the mobile app is no longer in preview. “Today, Microsoft is removing the preview label from Outlook for Android,” a Microsoft representative told me. “Since their initial release, the team has been diligently updating the apps, [giving] them an improved look and […]
There’s nothing like a promise kept. And while parts of Microsoft seem to stumble badly every time they make a promise, the firm’s new Outlook team has had no problem keeping up a blistering pace when it comes to updating their mobile app for Android and iOS. And this week, it’s delivered another great set […]
Fulfilling its promise to quickly update the Outlook for Android and iOS apps with new features, Microsoft this week delivered a major update to the apps that provides new security features and other changes. Microsoft had previously pledged to update these apps every two weeks, so this is timely: The original release of Outlook for […]