Everyone's favorite work email is getting a big update this summer: The Microsoft roadmap shows some impressive upgrades to its Outlook platform.
Microsoft products are always evolving to meet the needs of its users. From its frequently updated Teams platform to newly second place Edge browser, the Washinton-based tech giant keeps making improvements to its many, many services.
Now, one of its most prominent platforms appears to be getting a facelift, which will come as welcome news to its many, many users.
Upgrades Coming to Microsoft Outlook
According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, Outlook will be getting a wide range of updates in July 2022, which will likely include the new One Outlook view that was leaked earlier this month.
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The roadmap shows that, in addition to this all-in-one view, which consolidates Microsoft tools like email, calendars, and to-do lists into a single hub, you'll also get a number of advanced integrations that will make the platform that much better for employees and employers alike.
“We are adding a way for users to quickly access To Do, Org Explorer, Yammer Communities, and Bookings directly inside Outlook. You can also customize this experience by pinning preferred Outlook and Microsoft 365 apps.”
It's safe to say Microsoft needs to make these kinds of moves to stay competitive. While it's obviously a popular option for businesses around the world, Google Workspace is generally considered much easier to use, given the proclivity for employees to use Gmail and Google Calendar for personal use as well.
Should you use Microsoft for business?
Microsoft offers a wide range of great tools, from Teams to One Drive, making it ideal for businesses that plan to scale down the line. While these individual services may not necessarily be the best in the industry, the ability to have them all in a single platform like Microsoft 365 goes a long way in making it a popular choice for businesses.
Considering the new updates to Microsoft Outlook will only add to that integrated functionality makes it a serious competitor no matter what industry you're in.
An improved interface combined with the all-in-one mentality will make work that much easier for everyone in your business, and these added improvements could make the competition that much steeper when it comes to your business' decision.
We've also compared Microsoft services to its competitors, including Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Dynamics 365 against other web conferencing and CRM software options. Take a look and check back for more updates on Microsoft services.