"Microsoft's goal is to bring Outlook and Outlook.com closer together so that users feel like there are fewer differences between these two email products both called "Outlook." It's similar to what the company is doing in terms of bringing together Skype and Skype for Business (Lync), and OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.Microsoft to bring Outlook.com, Outlook closer together - CNET
Besides making user interface and feature tweaks to Outlook.com to make it more similar to Outlook, Microsoft also is upgrading Outlook.com "to a new Office 365-based infrastructure," according to the Thursday blog post outlining the coming Outlook.com features."
Friday, May 22, 2015
Microsoft to bring Outlook.com, Outlook closer together - CNET
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