Outlook.com to Get Microsoft Office 365 Inspired Makeover
In line with their plans to bring together all of their services to give an integrated and seamless experience, Microsoft is moving a lot of things around.
One of the services that is getting the treatment is Outlook.com which is being merged into Office 365. The process of complete migration to Office 365 of all users is going to be in full flow later this year for which they are adopting an identical UI for the web based browser service.
With the Office 365 technology, Outlook will be will be powered to provide an experience that is aligned and consistent with the Office experience although it will not have other features that Office 365 offers.
The general manager for Microsoft’s Office Apps, Rob Lefferts was recently talking to The Verge where he discussed how the company plans to bring together the three emailing services; and their answer is one thing for now i.e. visual enhancements:
I expect there will be some visual enhancements. We debated a couple of ways we could have gone about it, but given the other goals we have for Exchange, Outlook, and Outlook.com it seemed like the most straightforward way to do it.
That is not all, apart from the visual enhancements, Microsoft is also going to introduce various add-ons to Outlook like email scheduling with Boomerang and Uber bookings.
Those of you who are interested in using Office 365 and are still not doing so can subscribe to the service at $6.99 per month.