With usage growing daily in our preview experience, we are rolling out Outlook for Mac to Preview Channel as the default experience for any user who has never tried the new experience. The default-on Outlook toggle provides access to enhanced performance and user experience across Mail, Calendar, People, and Search.
We announced the toggle in July 2020 (MC219576).
- Microsoft 365 Apps
Note: If your organization does not use Outlook for Mac you can safely disregard this message.
When this will happen
We will begin rolling this out in early July (previously early June) and expect to complete rollout late August.
How this will affect your organization
Users will be switched into the new Outlook for Mac experience upon starting the client. Users can turn the toggle off to switch back to the legacy experience as desired. The feature update uses Microsoft sync technology and the updated experience offers an easily customizable experience that uses Microsoft Services to provide relevant suggestions and insights.
What you need to do to prepare
For new Outlook for Mac users with questions, users can reach out to support via Outlook > Help > Contact Support.
After opening a support request, a help icon will appear next to the New Outlook switch to provide easy access to the current request.
Additionally, when a support agent provides a response, a red badge will appear on the help icon.
If you prefer to hide the toggle to enable the New Outlook before this change is applied then refer to this article: Set preferences for Outlook for Mac – Deploy Office | Microsoft Docs
- For the very latest updates on what’s new in new Outlook for Mac, please refer to the support article The new Outlook for Mac.
- Microsoft Outlook Blog: Enhanced performance, designed for simplicity – the new Outlook for Mac
Message ID: MC255072
Published: 07 May 2021
Updated: 30 June 2021
Effective: August 31, 2021