Earlier this year, we announced a preview of the new Outlook.com, featuring a refined inbox, new ways to collaborate, an upgraded calendar and support for partner add-ins, including Uber, PayPal and Boomerang. Today, we’re pleased to announce new partnerships with Evernote, Yelp, IFTTT and Wunderlist to deliver solutions for both consumer and commercial Outlook users. In addition, we’re expanding the rollout of the new Outlook.com to a broader audience.
Today, we are happy to announce exciting updates coming to the web version of Outlook in Office 365. We are rolling out an improved user interface and new features to help you stay on top of your inbox and manage your calendar. Formerly known as the Outlook Web App (or OWA for short), our browser-based Outlook experience will now simply be referred to as “Outlook on the web.”
Performance improvements in the upcoming release of Exchange Server 2016 are based on running Exchange Online at extreme scale. Much of what we learned has been applied to improving the on-premises version. This week Office Mechanics provides insights into what IT admins can expect in Exchange Server 2016. Exchange team veteran Greg Taylor explains how the on-premises version of Exchange benefits from the cloud-based features and functionality of Exchange Online.
The Information Protection team is constantly making improvements to mail flow encryption to protect your incoming and outgoing emails. With new security vulnerabilities constantly being uncovered, and communication privacy being in the spotlight now more than ever, we seek to upgrade our service to only use the most secure Transport Layer Security (TLS)-based encryption available.
With today’s update, Outlook now uses Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based authentication for Exchange Online mailboxes in Office 365, replacing the previously used basic authentication method. This new authentication method enables IT administrators to configure new access scenarios for sign in to Office 365 and to better control and manage Outlook on mobile devices in their organization.