Hello from the Outlook team in Redmond! It's been a couple of months since we released the Preview of Outlook 2013, and many of you have already downloaded and used it. If you haven't given it a try, we encourage you to download it here.
If you've been watching our blog recently, you already know about the release of our new consumer webmail offering, Outlook.com. The new version of Outlook for your PC is designed to work great with Outlook.com and Office365. You can connect in seconds, and sync your mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks with ease. The new version also supports other common account types such as POP and IMAP. Don't worry, we won't be offended if you add your Gmail account to Outlook, but trust us, you're missing out by not using the free offering that one major tech blog called "superior to Gmail in many ways."
In developing the new version of Outlook, we focused on what users like you needed most, researching the scenarios that would truly make a difference in peoples' lives. In Outlook 2013, you'll find it faster to triage your mail with new ways to delete, mark unread, and flag. You'll find it easier to use Outlook on Windows 8 touch devices, and you'll find it fun to plan your day with a beautifully redesigned calendar interface.