Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Outlook for Windows: Microsoft’s new client is a web application and it’s getting closer


Image: @ALumia_Italy

Outlook for Windows is the new email client from Microsoft, whose release in the form of a web application, the so-called web application, for the Windows 11 and Windows 10 operating systems is slowly but surely approaching. The built-in Mail and Calendar apps, which will be replaced by your copy of Outlook Web in the future, have to give.

With the new Outlook for Windows, Microsoft brings its Outlook Web service, that is, access to the email inbox via the URL outlook.com via the browser, which internal Outlook Web Access (O.W.A.) is based, as a web app, on the desktop of Windows 11 and its predecessors. Outlook for Windows, which replaces the Mail and Calendar apps supplied with Windows 11 and 10, visually and technically corresponds to the browser version of the email service.

Outlook Web App for Windows brings Outlook.com to the desktop
Outlook web app for Windows brings Outlook.com to the desktop (Image: @ALumia_Italia)

Like the Windows expert Update Lumia informed, it is now possible to create personalized email accounts in the preview version of Outlook for Windows. To do this, initiates must previously for the course A/B testing have been selected.

Web application for all platforms

The first images are from the closed beta, which is gradually becoming public and will later be available in the final version for the following platforms:

  • Windows 11 and Windows 10
  • macOS Monterey
  • iOS, iPad OS
  • Android

Known as One Outlook early in development and later as “Project Monarch”, Outlook for Windows (Outlook for Windows) also carry the other platforms in the name and Outlook for iOS either Outlook for Android to mean.

Image Comparison: Dark mode (Image: Windows Central) Light mode (Image: Windows Central)

Also in the German Microsoft Store for Windows 11 and Windows 10 The new web application is already there, it works according to the client-server model and, therefore, it is not necessary to install it. However, this is still a placeholder. Later, Outlook for Windows with its integrated calendar will also replace the previous integrated applications of the operating system in Germany.

Outlook Calendar for Windows
Outlook Calendar for Windows (Image: Windows Central)

Microsoft, through Margie Clinton, Group Product Manager for Outlook, as part of a call deep dives announced more details about the new Outlook and posted screenshots in May this year.

Outlook for Windows (Image: Microsoft)

Try Outlook for Windows

To try Outlook for Windows, users must be enrolled in the Windows 11 Insider Program, join the student and teacher community, and have a student or business account.

then you can use one setup.exe Join the web application beta program from the official Microsoft server.

Expected release later this year

The final open beta version of Outlook for… is scheduled for release later this year for the x86_64 architecture, as well as for Apple Silicon and other ARM platforms. Currently, Microsoft is still working on the feature set of the web application.

Microsoft is working on the Outlook for Windows feature set
Microsoft is working on the Outlook for Windows feature set (Image: Microsoft)

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