Outlook Calendar app for Windows PC Insiders nabs Year view in latest update

If you are on the Windows Insider program for PC, you likely know that sometimes Microsoft updates its native apps just for those users. The reason, often enough, is that the pre-release version of the OS supports some new features that can enable new functions in the apps. Other times, it is just Microsoft testing the waters before a mass release e.g. linked inboxes.

We are not sure which of those reasons, if any, apply to the Mail and Calendar update that recently went through, but it does add a Year view to the calendar. Granted, that is something rather trivial for many users, but for others, it is an excellent addition.

If you are a non-Insider, your calendar app is on version 17.6525.42271.0. If you are on one of the Insider builds the Calendar app is now on version 17.6568.116421.0. It is the latter one that reveals the year view.

Seeing as the Insider release of Windows 10 Mobile is not yet in the RS1 (Redstone) branch it is doubtful those users will see this feature. Non-Insiders (for mobile and PC) should expect this feature to roll out to their devices in the coming weeks.

Would you make use of the year view? Let us know in comments.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the 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 watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. 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.