Microsoft confirms new Outlook app for Windows 11, Windows 10

Microsoft has been working on a new Outlook experience for Windows for over a year now, and an alleged email client version leak recently surfaced online, and many of us have gotten our hands on it.

The new Outlook application is part of the long-awaited "Project Monarch" and is also known as "One Outlook". This is great news for Windows 11 and Windows 10 users as it is expected to replace all existing Outlook clients on the desktop OS and become the default email app.

In a rather unusual move, Microsoft has confirmed that the leaked Outlook app is legitimate, but users should avoid it. Earlier this week, Microsoft quietly released an update to its Office 365 dashboard, confirming that One Outlook is real, but IT pros need to block users from accessing the new email app.

Microsoft says it is aware of the app leak and some users (work or school account users) can access the initial release of the new Outlook for Windows. Without explaining anything about One Outlook, Microsoft said it would share information about the next generation of the Outlook experience in the coming weeks.

However, users should avoid the initial text version as it currently lacks some features and improvements, according to Microsoft.

“The improvements will be available later for our customers on the Beta Channel. We encourage our customers to wait for the beta,” Microsoft said in the advisory released earlier this year.

Microsoft has also confirmed that a beta will be released soon for those in the Office Insider program. As the app is not currently intended for commercial users, Microsoft wants IT admins to block access for now and only allow it when the app is officially in the beta channel.

"Once the beta is available, you'll need to unlock them using the same instructions," the company said.

Microsoft has been working on a new Outlook experience for Windows for over a year now, and an alleged email client version leak recently surfaced online, and many of us have gotten our hands on it.

The new Outlook application is part of the long-awaited "Project Monarch" and is also known as "One Outlook". This is great news for Windows 11 and Windows 10 users as it is expected to replace all existing Outlook clients on the desktop OS and become the default email app.

In a rather unusual move, Microsoft has confirmed that the leaked Outlook app is legitimate, but users should avoid it. Earlier this week, Microsoft quietly released an update to its Office 365 dashboard, confirming that One Outlook is real, but IT pros need to block users from accessing the new email app.

Microsoft says it is aware of the app leak and some users (work or school account users) can access the initial release of the new Outlook for Windows. Without explaining anything about One Outlook, Microsoft said it would share information about the next generation of the Outlook experience in the coming weeks.

However, users should avoid the initial text version as it currently lacks some features and improvements, according to Microsoft.

“The improvements will be available later for our customers on the Beta Channel. We encourage our customers to wait for the beta,” Microsoft said in the advisory released earlier this year.

Microsoft has also confirmed that a beta will be released soon for those in the Office Insider program. Since the app is not currently intended for commercial users, Microsoft wants IT admins to block access for now and only allow it when the app is officially in the beta channel.

"Once the beta is available, you'll need to unlock them using the same instructions," the company said.

Via: Windows 11 Central

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