Microsoft is rolling out new travel and package tracking features for Outlook

Microsoft is rolling out new Outlook mail and calendar features to Office 365 subscribers. They include better ways to keep track of travel reservations and package deliveries.

In a blog post, Microsoft stated:

Travel itinerary emails are complicated to read because they contain so much more than just your reservation. It especially gets complicated when the itinerary includes multiple flights, hotel reservations and rental car confirmations. Outlook now displays the most important information from travel itineraries and puts them in an easily readable summary on top of your email.In addition to helping you see your travel plans at a glance, the summary cards provide you with quick actions for the key things you need to do. No more hunting for the check-in link in a long confirmation email or trying to find where to change your hotel reservation. It's now just a tap or click away in the summary card above the email to go directly to the provider's specific web page for the action.

Outlook will also add those same travel reservation cards to a user's calendar automatically, and will send reminders about those plans 24 hours and three hours in advance. The same features will also be included for package delivery emails

When you receive a shipping confirmation email, we'll summarize the most important info in a card above the email and automatically add an event to your calendar (for non-commercial accounts) to provide quick actions.

The new features are rolling out now to web users and will be available later for Windows 10, iOS, and Android if they have an Office 365 subscription that has Exchange Online.

John Callaham