New Mail Calendar and People experiences in Outlook.com webmail service, desktop app, and mobile app. The new features are aimed at the enterprise level customers.
Outlook.com Calendar changes
New bill payments reminders are now added as Calendar items in Outlook.com. So, if you receive a bill in your email, the new feature will send you a bill payment reminder with the due date automatically added to your Calendar event. Outlook.com will send you a reminder email two days before the due date. This is quite similar to the travel or reservation reminders.
The new Calendar in Outlook will let you add your meeting locations in Calendar entries. You can also book a meeting room according to your meeting location, and see the availability of rooms in your meeting location. Outlook will also let you track meeting attendees and RSVPs via Calendar entries. So, you can track who all are attending the meeting even before you reach the meeting location. Mac and Windows users can set up a travel calendar entry according to different time zones too which helps in tracking the flight information.
Outlook.com Email Changes
The new webmail service at Outlook will now be faster and smarter with more personalization options. Some newly added features in Outlook email include the ability to pin important emails, set up folders to keep track of specific topics, and get read receipts to know when your message has been read.
- Now you can start a Skype chat or free video call right from your inbox by selecting any contact from your Outlook contact list.
- You can now categorize your emails in a better way with the new and improved Outlook. You can create multiple categories and assign a specific name and color to each category.
- The new Outlook brings your favorite apps right into your inbox giving you quick access and more control.You can now save any email directly on your notebook, send gifts or pay your friends, translate your email, etc. by using the apps like PayPal, Microsoft Translator, GIPHY, Boomerang, etc. right from your inbox. Installing the new add-ins will also be easier now.
- You can now change your inbox’s theme or display settings to better suit your needs.
New People experience in Outlook.com
The new Outlook.com People experience will let you create, view and edit your contacts in an easier and quicker way. The People app in Outlook.com is now refurbished with a new look and feel. There is a new profile card now attached to all your contacts. Just hover over any contact, and you can see the profile card.
Plus, you can also assign a photo to all your contacts using the new feature named photo control. Furthermore, you can now send an email or a chat directly from the People view.