Outlook Mail is the new “Universal App” and default email client on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. It shares a somewhat familiar Microsoft Word engine core similar to its desktop predecessors. Earlier on in the year I wrote about the Outlook Mail app when it arrived in preview form via the Windows Insider programme. What I found was a very different email experience to what was previous seen on Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Phone 8/8.1. Months later and with Windows 10 (PC) officially released, new Windows 10 Mobile devices now in the market and with pre-existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices being prepared to receive the upgrade very soon, how have things changed? In this article I’ll cover the problems with Outlook Mail and what I think Microsoft need to do to fix it.
Windows 10 is the upcoming version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system and there are some big changes coming One area which caught my attention was the mention of the Outlook email client. While its not unusual for Microsoft to talk about their own software, the changes to how Outlook and the whole Office suite will be on Windows 10 is certainly a shift from the current package. Windows 10 will feature a new Outlook app that will be the default email client in Windows 10, replacing the current Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 8/8.1. Not only that but its also a universal app and will be on phones and tablet devices as well.
Recently Microsoft have made an update to its webmail offering Office 365 in terms of how it renders emails. As reported by Nicholas Carter on the Litmus Community many of the previously known Office 365 quirks are no longer happening. Has Microsoft listened to the community on this one and changed its ways? Find out more in my analysis of what’s different under the hood of the Outlook Web App since the changes.
Don’t worry your not the only one. Its a known problem that only Microsoft has recently officially acknowledged via their Knowledge Base. Unfortunately at this time of writing Internet Explorer 11 doesn’t play nice with CRM 2011. You will find that you just get a 404 error after logging into your CRM system. No one knows if Microsoft is planning to fix this, I REALLY hope they do, as yet again THEIR own browser is breaking THEIR own products (remember the whole Outlook Web Access thing as well). Well fortunately there are a couple of workarounds to this problem, so if you happen to live on the bleeding edge, fear not!
Well I haven’t blogged in a while and thats because I’ve been busy with personal things, but because this blogs about everything but myself here’s my latest happening in a blog post. Im sure you’ve all heard about Windows 7, Microsoft’s brand new operating system which has been through it’s BETA and Release Candidate stages and is due to be released to the public on 22nd October, but because of my college and it’s partnership with Microsoft Software Development Network and the MSDN Academic Alliance. I was able to get my hands on a genuine copy of Windows 7 Professional and had some time to install it onto my Compaq Presario Laptop.