Office 365 Outlook web mail will soon automatically add flights to your calendar

Outlook Address Book

Outlook web users will soon get a few extra features and improvements if they have an Office 365 subscription commercial subscription. They include some improvements in its address book, along with a way for airline flight confirmations to be automatically added to the calendar when they show up in an email.

Outlook Flight Calendar

Microsoft says:

"When you receive a flight confirmation via email from a supported provider, Outlook will gather key information and automatically add it in your calendar—no extra clicks, no copy/paste, no drag and drop. In addition, Outlook will block out the time of your flight and show the flight number, destination and airport. You will receive an automatic reminder three hours before your flight that includes the original email in the calendar event, so you have all the details handy."

Outlook will also add suggestions for recipients when you are ready to send an email out:

"Just place your cursor in the To: or Cc: line and Outlook will bring up suggested contacts in a drop-down list based on your usage. These are the people you're most likely to email based on who you've been communicating with recently and most frequently."" Outlook will now show you names of people you email most frequently—even if you spell their name wrong. For example, if you occasionally write to "Kathryn," her name will appear as a suggestion even if you typed "Catherine.""Finally, forgetting to include people in an email is common. Now, Outlook has help for that too. If you frequently send emails to the same set of people—say, Steve, Anna and Bob—then whenever you email only Steve and Anna together, we'll ask, "Do you also want to include Bob?" This prompt will not get in your way and will only show when Outlook is highly confident you want to add Bob."

These additions will be rolled out to all Office 365 commercial users by the end of March 2016. The new address book features will also be added to the PC, iOS and Android Outlook clients in the first half of 2016.

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham