Microsoft releases new Outlook.com filter function and improved calendar

May

22

2015

Microsoft announces its webmail service Outlook.com several new features to. Thus, the calendar has been improved and the user can adjust a number of new themes through the design themes. The Clutter function must facilitate the management of the inbox.

Outlook.com Clutter causes according to Microsoft for less important messages are automatically filtered out and put in a separate folder so that they can better focus on the emails that matter. According to the software giant Clutter is better at his job as the user Outlook.com used often, but to ‘train’ the filter algorithm can also unimportant messages manually dragged to the Clutter folder. The function is also off.

Outlook.com gets thirteen new themes that shape the webmail can be adjusted. Outlook.com also should provide more relevant search suggestions and when pasting a link in a message, the software generates a preview of a website or video. Through so-called add-ins identifying linkages with tools such as Bing Maps, Uber, Boomerang and PayPal.

According to Microsoft is also making contacts with others easier. For example, Skype chats within Outlook.com start, while also sharing files through OneDrive is made easier. In addition, Office documents as an attachment in a message recorded directly opened beside the mail and are processed in a so-called side-by-side view. Before the freely available Office web apps are used.

The calendar is also graphically polished. Also, the navigation would be improved, and the use of shared calendars has to be easier. In addition, specific calendars of approximately one hundred countries and religions within the calendar call.

Microsoft says that the improvements within the webmail initially be available to a select group. Within weeks, all Outlook.com users try out the new features via an opt-in mechanism and give any feedback through the new Outlook UserVoice forum .

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