Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar For Windows 10 Mobile on phones and small tablets – ‘Mail’ And ‘Calendar’ App For Windows 10 on desktops, laptops and larger PCs beside Outlook 2016 for Windows 10. Now things are getting much clearer. Microsoft explains the new Outlook for Windows 10 Mobile on the Windows Store (beta = gray) on Windows 10 Insider preview, build number 10074.
There have been a lot of hints for this new definition in the recent past:
However, I was wrong with my very first interpretation that Outlook would get the standard app for all devices on all operating systems. More accurate evidence was given by the release of Outlook for android and Outlook 2016 for Mac. The release of Office 2016 for Windows preview including Outlook 2016 makes me think about the whole again. Hence, I was searching for my first argumentation and found the opposite on the Windows 10 store (beta):
“Please note: On phones and small tablets running Windows 10 Mobile, these apps are pre-installed and labeled ‘Outlook Mail’ and ‘Outlook Calendar’. On desktops, laptops and larger PCs running Windows 10, these apps are pre-installed and labeled ‘Mail’ and ‘Calendar’.”
Outlook People for Windows 10 Mobile and People app for Windows 10 was not mentioned yet. But I’m sure that this will come the the near future.
I was hoping that Microsoft will release only one type of each Mail-Calendar-Contacts App across all devices. However, there will be 2 types of Mail, Calendar and Contacts apps on PCs: Mail, Calendar and People app for Windows 10 Mobile on the one side, and Outlook on the other side.
Stay tuned! 😉