Microsoft delivers new email formatting to all Windows 10 Mobile devices with Outlook update
Earlier this week, Microsoft pushed out a limited app update to Outlook Email & Calendar to Windows 10 Mobile devices. We noted, at the time, that the biggest new feature was the proper formatting of email to fit adequately on the display without the need to scroll or pan.
The problem was Microsoft appeared to be testing feedback on the app, so not everyone received it including our Lumia 650 on production build. Also, we had for a while, at least, three different Outlook versions installed on three different phones.
For reference, here are my 3 Outlook builds by phone/OS from oldest to newest. All are 'up to date'. pic.twitter.com/EeWDvNikVDFor reference, here are my 3 Outlook builds by phone/OS from oldest to newest. All are 'up to date'. pic.twitter.com/EeWDvNikVD— Daniel Rubino ✘ (@Daniel_Rubino) March 22, 2016March 22, 2016
Today that appears to all have been resolved. Build 17.6769.40622 should now be live for many of you on mobile (at least on our three test devices).
That update is a change from the x.40522 one earlier this week that brought new formatting. In addition, everyone should be able to get the update including those on Redstone builds (14291) or production (10586.164).
In addition, overall program performance should be much improved with faster opening of the app and of emails too.
No new features are visible. However, there are likely further adjustments made to the new formatting ability and other general improvements. Grab the update and let us know what you think or if you cannot update to this build.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.