The universal One Outlook client is unveiled
Screenshots of Microsoft’s upcoming universal One Outlook client have leaked. And it very much resembles the existing web application.
The unification of the various Outlook clients is underway at Microsoft under the name “One Outlook”. But for the moment the Redmond firm remained discreet about the presentation of this unifying tool. It was without counting on the leaks on the web. A web development specialist, FireCube Studios, posted on his Twitter account several screenshots showing the design of the next universal messaging client.
These photos show that One Outlook will look very similar to the existing web application, with a hint of the Fluent Design language used by Microsoft. In another series of screenshots, we will note a greater integration with collaborative solutions like Yammer, Booking and One Note.
Integration with tools like One Note will be stronger in the upcoming One Outlook client. (Photo Credit: FireCube Studios)
An expected all-in-one
This universal client is intended to federate the myriad versions of Outlook that have been circulating on Windows and on the Web for years: the integrated Windows messaging client, Outlook.com, and perhaps even the traditional heavy Outlook client. Each of them has its own user interface settings and functionality, although of course all of them can create, send and archive emails.
To go further than the leaks published by the web agency, our colleagues from Windows Central offer to download a beta version of One Outlook. It is compatible with an Education or Enterprise account. Faced with the success of the download, Microsoft issued an alert via Twitter stressing that this version was not yet complete with missing features. It could therefore represent a risk in terms of security. It’s likely that Microsoft will give more details at the next Build developer conference expected in the last week of May.