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MC390407: New Location for Key Functions and Direct Access to Other Microsoft 365 Apps in Outlook

Updated November 3, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated August 19, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated July 19, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The new experience for accessing Mail, Calendar, People, and other Outlook apps that is being previewed behind the Coming Soon option is becoming the default experience. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88848.

The main modules in Outlook such as email, calendar, tasks, and people are moving to the left of the folder pane. We are also adding a way for users to quickly access To Do, Org Explorer, Yammer Communities, and Bookings directly inside Outlook. You can customize by pinning preferred Outlook and Microsoft 365 apps.

MC390407: New Location for Key Functions and Direct Access to Other Microsoft 365 Apps in Outlook

When this will happen

We will begin rollout in mid-August (previously mid-July) and complete rollout by mid-January (previously late October).

How this will affect your organization

We’ve changed how you access Email, Calendar, Tasks, and other main functions in Outlook. This change has been behind the Coming Soon toggle in the top right of Outlook for Windows. This update is going to become the default experience in the coming weeks. You can customize this area with icons for apps, such as To Do, Yammer Communities, and Bookings, and open them directly from Outlook’s main canvas.

We've changed how you access Email, Calendar, Tasks, and other main functions in Outlook.

What you need to do to prepare

You may want to notify your org of this update as we encourage users to try the experience soon through the Coming Soon pane, before it becomes the default experience.

Learn more

Message ID: MC390407
Published: 09 June 2022
Updated: 03 November 2022
Platform: Windows Desktop, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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