Entering its sixth year of life, Windows 10 should soon gain a series of novelties both in usability and in the interface. Microsoft is already working on better system integration with its Fluent Design and is even testing a new look for many of its native applications.
It appears that the Redmond giant is expected to bring about quite profound changes, including in its email client. A new leak shows that the company is testing the so-called Microsoft One Outlook, a new application that should replace not only the current system email but also the calendar.
— Richard Hay (@WinObs) January 4, 2021
According to the description, One Outlook will be offered for Windows, macOS, and the Web, being developed for “experiences on big screens”. The novelty will be based on the web version of Outlook and is still at the beginning of its development, as the fact of being aimed at “dog fooders”, testers of initial versions of a program, reveals.
As such, flaws still seem to be present, such as the fact that there is no offline operation of the app, it is not possible to log in, and not even the operating systems will recognize the application as a valid version.
Despite the leaks, the expectation is that One Outlook will only be available next year. As reported by the Windows Central website, the new Microsoft application is expected to gain a major preview program in late 2021, having its launch as the official Windows email and calendar platform in 2022, completing the major system overhaul.