Screenshots leak of Microsoft’s ‘Outlook for Mac 16’

“Earlier this year, rumors suggested that Microsoft was preparing to launch a new version of Office for Mac in 2014, and now images of what is said to be a new version of Outlook have surfaced on Chinese site cnBeta, suggesting Microsoft is drawing closer to releasing updated Mac Office software,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“Depicting ‘Outlook for Mac 16,’ the images show a new version of Outlook that’s been updated with a new OS X Yosemite-style look, adopting translucent menu elements and a flatter overall design,” Clover reports. “The interface takes on a ‘simple, modern style,’ according to cnBeta, which is “more intuitive” and it includes support for Retina displays much like Office 2011 for Mac.”

Clover reports, “Microsoft’s last major Office for Mac release came in October of 2010, more than four years ago, and there’s been little information about an updated version of the software since then.”

Read more and see the screenshots in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As always, we’ll pass.

Way too little, way to late. That ought to be Microsoft’s motto.

29 Comments

  1. If I was CEO of Microsoft, I’d immediately cease all software development and turn the company into a patent mega-troll. It’s really the only way they’re going to survive the next ten years or so – if they’re lucky enough to make it past end of 2015 that is.

  2. MDN Ed. Sorry to say but ignorance is bliss. I’m one of Apples biggest fans but they have nothing on even the old version of Outlook for Mac. If there’s one thing Microsoft is good at where Apple can’t compare it’s the Exchange Server/Outlook client package. Give them credit where credit is due.

  3. If Outlook for Mac was available on the Mac APP Store as a purchase, I might consider if for my work MacBook Air. Mac Mail and my Company’s MS exchange server sometimes don’t play nice. I often have to nudge Mail to work properly.

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