Microsoft has refreshed mail experience, and, this year, it is the calendar’s turn to get a facelift! The updates are fresh but familiar so, as a seasoned Outlook user, you can jump in and be more productive right away. Many of those updates are based on your feedback so thank YOU.
Microsoft made some updates that we hope will allow you to take a glance at your calendar and feel prepared for your day. Let’s take a look!
Microsoft added AM/PM to every hour and shading for times outside of working hours to add clarity across time zones.
Microsoft added a bold header, calendar-colored outline and fill, a Time Indicator Bar stretching to the current day and time, and shaded past days to increase the focus on today.
Microsoft added Badges that appear below your meetings and count the number of remaining sessions you have for the day that are not in view.
Microsoft added Today to a new spot in the top left corner so it’s closer to the calendar for quickly jumping back to the current day.
Microsoft added a dropdown menu you can access by selecting the arrow to the right of Week in the top right corner to see all your views.
Microsoft have also given meeting details an update that delivers critical information without the extra noise.
Microsoft have reordered the date and time in Schedule View to align with the Scheduling Assistant.
Microsoft also refined the Color options for Calendar and Categories to align with Outlook on other platforms (web, iOS, Android, Mac).
These updates are available in Outlook for Windows to Insider Fast users on Version 2002 (Build 12527.10000) or later.