Microsoft on Friday rolled out a new version of its Outlook email client for the Mac which promises to deliver improved performance and reliability features.
Microsoft confirmed this in its official blog post which read “Today we are announcing the new Outlook for the Mac, which delivers improved performance and reliability and a fresh look and feel that is unmistakably Microsoft Office.”
“This release offers a more familiar and consistent experience between Outlook on the PC, Outlook on the web and Outlook Web App (OWA) for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.”
New features on Outlook for Mac includes performance and reliability improvements from an improved threading model and database structure, a new and revamped user interface with improved scrolling and agility, push email support for real-time email delivery, better archive searching, Master Category List enhancements, improved Exchange functionality syncing and generally faster service.
The new Outlook for Mac version is readily available for Office 365 commercial customers and Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal and Office 365 University subscribers, Microsoft confirmed.
Microsoft also revealed that it will release a public beta for the next version of Office for Mac, including Word for Mac, Excel for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac and OneNote for Mac, in the first half of 2015, while a final release will be made available during the second half of the year. Office 365 commercial and consumer subscribers will get the next version at no additional cost.