Microsoft introduced an overhauled version of Outlook.com last August, albeit in beta. The updated version of the web-based email client brought faster performance, a new design, and updated features. Since then, the company has boosted the service with a new Calendar section. Now Microsoft is updating the Calendar, People, and Mail experiences.
More than that, Outlook.com is receiving a revamped Mail section that looks different. In the coming weeks, the new Mail interface will come to all users with its updated UI and added features. Among them is Skype integration after Microsoft re-introduced the service to Outlook.com in January.
Performance will be quicker and add-ins can be added to Outlook easier. Users will be able to integrate services like Evernote, PayPal, and more in a more efficient way. Also coming to the Mail experience are new tools for filtering emails and categorizing.
As for the Outlook Calendar, users will still have to access this through the beta build. That's as easy as simply switching the toggle to beta. Microsoft is still working to a full build, but some new features are inbound. For example, a new interface that the company describes as more responsive.
People will also remain a part of the beta experience and gets quicker access to favored contacts. Additionally, users will be able to edit, create, and view their contacts more easily. Microsoft is also debuting the new profile card that it has already added to its other services. People will also support photo management with a new control feature.
Here is the full changelog for the upcoming update:
“Mail—The fresh new look of the Mail experience will now be standard for all users—no need to toggle in! You'll get a speedier performance, improved Skype integration, new ways to access your favorite add-ins—such as Boomerang, Evernote, and PayPal—and easier ways to categorize and filter your emails. We're rolling out this Mail experience to all Outlook.com users over the next few weeks.
Calendar—All Outlook.com users can now try out new beta experiences in the Calendar. This includes a more responsive interface, the ability to add an event in just a few clicks, and icons to help you identify your events faster.
People—You can also try out beta experiences in the People section of Outlook.com, including a new look, quicker access to your favorite people, and easier ways to view, edit, and create contacts”