17 Feb Microsoft Office 16.58 Update – Default to New Outlook Experience
FYI, with the release of Microsoft Office 16.58, both existing and new users will be automatically opted-in to the ‘New Outlook’ experience.
Users will be able to switch back to Classic Outlook (aka Legacy Outlook) through the Help menu.
For more details, see the following Microsoft webpage:
New Outlook for Mac Experience – Highlights
The new Outlook has many new features and improved experiences, including:
Choose commands to display in the Toolbar. In the Toolbar, select the more icon More options, then Customize Toolbar… .
Search is now powered by Microsoft Search and has better results and suggestions. Click in the Search field or use keyboard shortcut Shift+Command+F to search.
See your daily Calendar agenda from a new task pane in the main window for Mail. Select Task Pane in the View menu or use keyboard shortcut Shift+Command+] to open it.
When creating events, get suggested meeting times based on your recipients’ availability.
Improved Meeting Responses
Respond to meeting invites directly from the Reading pane. You can choose to email a message to the organizer and respond with your RSVP.
Microsoft 365 Groups in Mail & Calendar
View all your Microsoft 365 Groups in Mail and Calendar views. In Mail, Groups are located under the Groups node for your account. In Calendar, Groups are located below your calendar folders.
Nested compose in the Reading Pane
Reply to messages without opening a new compose window. Select Reply, Reply All, or Forward in the Reading pane, Toolbar, or Message menu or use keyboard shortcuts Command+R, Shift+Command+R, or Command+J.
Improved event scheduling
Create events by selecting a time block in the calendar grid. Add event details, including attendees and locations, and view attendee availability directly in the mini-calendar. For meetings with large numbers of attendees, use the Scheduling Assistant.
Give colleagues more insight into your availability by setting “Working Elsewhere” as your calendar status for events or appointments.
Outlook includes MailTips, which help you avoid common but potentially costly or embarrassing, mistakes. MailTips alerts can be triggered by actions including clicking Reply All to a large recipient list, sending sensitive information to someone outside your organization, or sending a message to someone who is out of office.
The new 3-day view in the Calendar helps you see more meeting and event details when you have a full schedule.
Outlook now displays MailTips to help you avoid common but potentially costly or embarrassing, mistakes. MailTips alerts can be triggered by actions including clicking Reply All to a large recipient list, sending sensitive information to someone outside your organization, or sending a message to someone who is out of office.
For more details, see the following Microsoft web page: