Working on the feedback, that the native Mail app in Windows 8 and Windows RT is not all that robust, according to a report Microsoft is internally testing a robust Outlook email client for Windows RT dubbed "Outlook RT."
According to three sources, "Microsoft has completed and is testing internally a version of Outlook that runs on Windows RT-based devices. This "Outlook RT" would run on Microsoft's ARM-based Surface RT devices, as well as any/all other ARM-based Windows RT tablets and PCs," writes Mary Jo Foley over at ZDNet.
The sources further adds, that "when/whether Microsoft will make Outlook RT commercially available is not yet decided. This might not ever happen," these sources stressed.
Supposedly others in the Microsoft Office division are bucking to release the "real" Outlook for Windows RT as a separate, native application.
In other news, with the disappointed sale of Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft is preparing to "relaunch" Windows 8 in February along with Surface Pro.
"Now Microsoft is planning to reboot its launch of Windows 8 next month. On Tuesday the company gave 9 February as the date for the US and Canada unveiling of the Intel-powered Surface Pro tablets. But sources tell us Microsoft is actually preparing for a February 'relaunch' of Windows 8," the report claims reports The Register.
Microsoft is yet to announce the official release date of Office 2013, however, the Redmond company has posted a TV commercial "Get the most out of your Office subscription" explaining the concept of new "Office subscriptions" that allows you to deploy the suite on up to 5 computers, even if you get just a single license.
In addition, an Office 2013 subscription offers you 20 GB of extra SkyDrive storage, as well as 60 minutes of free calls via Skype. And, of course, Office 2013 is accessible anytime, anywhere. These are just some of the things you get with your Office 365 Home Premium subscription.