Microsoft is beginning to roll out its new Outlook.com design to all users in the coming weeks. The redesigned Outlook.com first entered into beta back in August, and Microsoft also recently started testing UI and feature improvements to the calendar and people sections of the mail service. The new design for mail inside Outlook.com will now be standard for all users in the coming weeks, with no need to toggle the beta mode on.
All Outlook.com users will also be able to opt-in to try out Microsoft’s calendar and people changes, which include a redesigned look and better contact information on profile cards. The overall changes to the mail portion of Outlook.com include improved Skype integration, with support for video calling within an inbox. Microsoft has also tweaked category organization, added new themes for inboxes, and improved the interface for using add-ins in Outlook.com.
While the mail section of Outlook.com will roll out as the default for all users, Microsoft appears to be testing its calendar and people changes further. The beta toggle will remain for these updates, allowing Outlook.com users to switch their calendar back to the existing user interface until feedback has been collected on the changes. Microsoft isn’t revealing when the calendar and people sections will be automatically updated for everyone to the new user interface.