Microsoft’s “One Outlook” project has been in the works for some time now. The new Web-based Outlook client will replace the Mail and Calendar apps built into Windows 10 and Windows 11 in the future and is said to be a new version of Outlook designed for a big-screen experience. In addition, Microsoft intends to release this new version of the Outlook client on macOS and Linux for cross-platform unification as part of its “One Outlook” project.
According to Windows Central, the interface for the new Outlook client has been leaked via Telegram and appears to be starting to work for work and education accounts. The screenshots show that the new Outlook client is almost the same as the Outlook web experience for users accessing Outlook.com. However, some unique features have been added, and it also looks more like a traditional Outlook style and caters to the operation of Windows systems.
Compared with the previous Outlook for Windows, the new Web-based Outlook client is lighter and simpler, and the finalized functions are more powerful. The app is entirely based on an online hosting service, and Microsoft will continue to move its service to the Web rather than simply running as a native app.
It is understood that Microsoft may officially open it at the developer conference at the end of this month, and at the same time get an update on Build 2022. The goal is to bring a new web-based Outlook client to Windows 10 and Windows 11 this year, replacing the legacy Mail and Calendar apps. Microsoft’s path forward is very clear, the future application experience will be based on the Web.