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Microsoft Announces Business-Focused Outlook.com Features

Outlook.com is getting business features like verified accounts and Microsoft’s new Business Profiles service.


As we mentioned in our Surface event recap yesterday, introduced new features for , the web version of its email client. There are plenty of new features coming, including a -like verification system and a business profile card.

Users will soon be able to have a verified icon for their business on Outlook.com. This is similar to Twitter and Facebook and will show others that your business is legitimate and not a copy. In terms of Outlook, the feature will be handy for identifying fraudulent emails.

Another business feature coming to the service are Business Profiles. Microsoft says these are currently in beta, which you can join here. Customers can create a profile that includes organization details, images, and contact information.

While Business Profiles are an Outlook.com feature, Microsoft will expand it. Indeed, the page suggests other services will receive the profiles in the future.

Other Outlook features announced yesterday included integrated tasks within inboxes and To-Do notes in the calendar.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Outlook's new features coincide with the launch of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

Microsoft said the newest version of the platform is now rolling out to users. It's worth remembering the company sends out updates in stages. This means most people will get the update over the next weeks and months.

The Surface event saw Microsoft announce the Surface Pro 6, the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2, and the surprise package Surface Headphones.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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