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Microsoft is set to merge its team of Sunrise Calendar app developers into its Outlook team, in a move that signals the end for the popular standalone calendar app (via The Verge).

Sunrise Calendar was designed by former Foursquare engineers and won many fans for its ability to seamlessly integrate with various online services and incorporate social networking and event information from Google Calendar, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Microsoft acquired Sunrise in February 2015 in a deal rumored to be worth around $100 million. The company subsequently announced plans in November to merge Outlook and Sunrise into a single app. That plan appears have come into effect and Sunrise will be removed from the App Store in the "next few days", says Microsoft, with the app's online backend services to cease functioning altogether on August 31, 2016.

Microsoft has gradually been introducing features to its Outlook email and calendar app, and recently added Facebook, Evernote, and Wunderlist support. Skype for Business and OneNote integration are expected to follow soon, while Touch ID support was added in March.

Microsoft Outlook is available as a free download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Microsoft to Kill Off Sunrise Calendar iOS App on August 31
 

Goldfinger

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Very disappointing. I love Sunrise. I did try the Outlook app today and I must say it's pretty great. The calendar inside it is essentially Sunrise. The only huge drawback is that you can't go from location info in a calendar appointment straight into google maps. Which is a feature I use every single day. Bummer. Hopefully they add that.
 

Wolfpup

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Another "unknown" app for me to know right before it is dead.

Yeah, I'd never heard of it LOL

I'd actually been checking if Microsoft had a stand alone calendar program for iOS as my mom's on Microsoft's email stuff.
 
I've recently started playing around with both sunrise and outlook. Outlook is a pretty good email client, and I'm finding myself tentatively dipping my toe into more Microsoft services. They have a pretty good lineup on iOS.

Best calendar app. Thank god Apple didn't buy it though lolz

Why? It's still getting shut down, and sunrise could have been built into the default calendar app.
 

Shirasaki

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I guess it was always going to be a sunset eventually.
There is no eternity in nature.
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I suspect you’ve never googled “best ios calendar” nor read any roundup of the top offerings. Sunrise has been one of the top 5 for the past couple of years.
Oh, sorry for my "ignorance" on searching for best calendar apps for iOS, as a user who just uses service provider developed apps such as outlook, Apple mail, and google calendar.
 

acctman

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Nooo :( hands down Sunrise is the best free calendar out. It's not bloated with 101 features and has a Mac version too. It's my #1 go to calendar for meetings and organizing my day. It even has a spot on my spring board.

F%#k U Microsoft killing off good products like this.
 

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alexstjo

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GREAT! i finally get ical and outlook to work via sunrise and then they do this!!!


How can i get one app to show both calendars!!!
 

seamusk

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I love sunrise and just want a calendar app. I don't really need all that outlook does. But I guess we'll see. Sunrise was by the far best i've tried.
 

vooke

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Never hard of it, but obviously it was a great app. There once was a fine app on my BlackBerry Snaptu hat incorporated Twitter and Facebook. FaceBook bought it, killed all and out of it came the FaceBook app
 

mamaway

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Curious, what do you hate about Outlook on OSX?

Search is really slow. Lacks a lot of options in both the web client and the iOS version (also the Windows version as well). But I stopped using it a few months ago. Perhaps it's gotten better.
 

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Microsoft is set to merge its team of Sunrise Calendar app developers into its Outlook team, in a move that signals the end for the popular standalone calendar app (via The Verge).

Sunrise Calendar was designed by former Foursquare engineers and won many fans for its ability to seamlessly integrate with various online services and incorporate social networking and event information from Google Calendar, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Sunrise.jpg

Microsoft acquired Sunrise in February 2015 in a deal rumored to be worth around $100 million. The company subsequently announced plans in November to merge Outlook and Sunrise into a single app. That plan appears have come into effect and Sunrise will be removed from the App Store in the "next few days", says Microsoft, with the app's online backend services to cease functioning altogether on August 31, 2016.

Microsoft has gradually been introducing features to its Outlook email and calendar app, and recently added Facebook, Evernote, and Wunderlist support. Skype for Business and OneNote integration are expected to follow soon, while Touch ID support was added in March.

Microsoft Outlook is available as a free download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Microsoft to Kill Off Sunrise Calendar iOS App on August 31
Very disappointing. I love Sunrise. I did try the Outlook app today and I must say it's pretty great. The calendar inside it is essentially Sunrise. The only huge drawback is that you can't go from location info in a calendar appointment straight into google maps. Which is a feature I use every single day. Bummer. Hopefully they add that.


Another thing that is mesmerizing how the big calendar apps don't get right is the display of weekends. In lesser known calendar apps like Weekender you can get a view that is a couple weeks worth of only weekends in one view for planning purposes, but to see the same number of Saturdays and Sundays with Sunrise, iOS Calendar or Outlook you need dozens of clicks.
 
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