Microsoft Launches New Outlook for Mac, Next Office for Mac Suite Coming in Second Half of 2015

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    Microsoft today announced the immediate launch of a new Outlook for Mac for Office 365 users, bringing a new look and a number of improvements as leaked earlier this week.
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    Office 365 subscribers can access the new Outlook for Mac through their account pages, while subscribers who already have Outlook for Mac 2011 suite installed on their machines should follow these instructions for moving to the new Outlook for Mac.

    Microsoft also provided an update on the next full version of Office for Mac, noting that development on the suite had been pushed back from its usual schedule due to Microsoft's work on prioritizing mobile and cloud development. The latest roadmap for Office for Mac, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote includes a public beta launching in the first half of 2015 and a final release coming in the second half of the year. Both Office 365 and perpetual license versions will launch in the same timeframe. Some details on the next Office for Mac were also leaked earlier this week.

    Article Link: Microsoft Launches New Outlook for Mac, Next Office for Mac Suite Coming in Second Half of 2015
     
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    Roll on Word for Mac 2015! Seriously needed by students everywhere lol.
     
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    365 only? Why is MS begging companies to move away from their enterprise software?

    Also, you should note that it's for Outlook 365 subscribers only. While my company uses Office 365, we have our own internal Exchange servers, so the new Outlook is useless as it won't activate.
     
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    Still wish you could buy the software outright and own it.
     
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    I hate Outlook

    I have hated Outlook for over a decade. When I was doing IT work up until last year I could tell the users that used it rather than Thunderbird; they called for help a lot more often. It's buggy, flaky, unintuitive, and designed by morons. It's the default email client where I work and I use Mail on my iPad most of the time just because I hate it so much. Looking down the list of "improvements" to Outlook I don't see anything that would change my opinion.
     
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    Looks like Apple Mail.
     
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    Second half of 2015 for the rest of office? The Microsoft Mac team has been sitting on their hands for 4 years. :mad:
     
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    I beg to differ there. Looks more like Outlook 2013, however instead of a flat design, it is using gradients all over the place.
     
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    I'll try it but Mail will be hard to beat.

    Update: Nothing innovative, just a basic email client. I'll stick with Mail. I might even drop Office 365 when it is time to renew after seeing it.
     
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    Look out for the new Outlook thas has a new look.
     
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    I wonder if Office 2015 will actually be more compatible with files created from the Windows versions of Office than LibreOffice?

    Too bad they don't just do 100% port. With a universal architecture for all plugins, PST for Outlook, Visual Basic, &c. Rather than the neglected stepchild versions they currently make.
     
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    Finally proper onenote support in OSX. Disappointed I have to wait another full year though.
     
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    What's wrong with current OneNote? Outside of doodling...
     
  18. Razeus macrumors 603

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    As soon has this suite is available for the Mac in 2015, I'm all in with OneDrive subs.
     
  19. Freyqq macrumors 601

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    It lacks about 90% of the features of the windows version. For instance, you can't even load locally stored onenote files. It is just a light version to compete with evernote, not a full office program like in windows.
     
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    On Windows, Outlook is modal as hell. Is the Mac version the same?
     
  21. aloshka macrumors 65816

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    Ahh, I see. Not sure that's 90%. Never used locally stored anyway because I need access to my onenote files across many computers.
     
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    They should rebrand the Mac version "OUTlook@Tim" :eek:
     
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    It took them over 4 years to turn Outlook into a subscription based clone of Apple Mail? Unimpressed.
     
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    But Did They Fix the Constant Need to Enter Passwords?

    Good that Microsoft has issues an update for Outlook for Mac. I am eager to try. But the real issue is did they come up with a fix for all the time I have to re-enter my password. If this does not fix, I am about ready to give up on 365.

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