On Tuesday, new features for Outlook on iOS and Android to bring more of the Sunrise design expertise to Outlook released.
Among the features introduced are Interesting Calendars, event icons that can be added to your agenda and maps that come up with a tap in the details of an event listing.
Interesting Calendars [builds on Calendar Apps, that let you connect your favorite apps, such as Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote, to your calendar] — allows you to subscribe to your hometown sports team’s calendar and see events automatically pop up in your calendar.
TV shows and more will be following soon, said office team.
Interesting Calendars is available today to Outlook for iOS users with an Office 365 email address, and will soon come to Android as well. While Outlook.com users will be able to subscribe later this year, “Gmail and other accounts will follow.”
With “event icons,” when you add an event, now typing ‘coffee’, ‘launch’, or any other keywords, “automatically add a relevant icon to your event. Additionally, for Sunrise users, new icons on top of regular list are added.”
Bing Maps integration: Now, before you add an event, you search the meeting venue —”tap on the map in event details, type a location, next pick a suggestion and Outlook will include a map with your event details.”
New date and time pickers: New Sunrise design matching how Outlook works on the web or desktop—now lets you choose the date and time for an appointment in a “simpler, more intuitive way” This is available on iOS, and “coming soon” to Android.
Recurring meetings: Using your mobile device, you can now adjust the time, venue, attendees for recurring events, or even delete an event entirely. The app will confirm “changes should be applied to a individual instance, or to all events in the series.”
Skype for Business: When creating a new event in Office 365 calendar, a option to schedule a Skype meeting is now included. “Simply tap the Skype Meeting toggle and Outlook includes your company’s Skype information in the description of the event. When the meeting arrives, you’ll also be able to join the call with just a tap,” office team explained.