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New Outlook Add-ins and Outlook Integrations Connectors, Actionable Messages

Schedule a meeting at your favorite coffee shop, add a customer contact or update your to-do list now right from your email inbox through add-ins in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

These add-ins, which have been introduced for Outlook web and desktop applications over the past year, will begin to roll out for Mac in the coming weeks starting with Office Insider Fast users, who will see the Office Store icon in Outlook, once the add-ins are available.

“clicking Store icon open the Office Store. Next, search for the add-in you are looking for and turn its toggle to On. You will then see the add-in command appear in your inbox you can start using it.”

All existing add-ins for Outlook on the web and desktop—including Boomerang, Dynamics 365, Evernote, Giphy, Nimble, PayPal, Starbucks, Yelp, Uber, Wunderlist and Zomato—will be available as part of Office Insider Fast access.

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Additionally, the launch of Outlook integrations — Connectors for the inbox and Actionable Messages —will enable Office 365 users to track updates from project boards, social media accounts and more from Outlook.

Office 365 Connectors, which let you deliver relevant interactive content and updates from popular apps and services, are now coming to inbox in preview. With Connectors for the inbox, “you will be able to track updates from your project boards, social media accounts and more, right from your email,” writes office team.

Connector allow you to subscribe to a rich set of notifications and you may configure additional settings based on your preference. Once configured, “you will start receiving notifications from the connector.”

Starting with a rollout to Outlook on the web users with Office 365 mailboxes.

To access Connectors for the inbox in Outlook on the web, “click the Settings gear icon in the top right and select Manage Integrations. Click the Settings icon -> Manage Integrations -> Connectors and then add the connector you wish to install'”.

You should start receiving updates from the connector directly in your inbox.

Also now in preview, “Actionable Messages” enable users to take quick actions—such as updating a task or liking a social media post, or retweet right from an email—with no need to visit another app or service.

Actionable Messages rolling out in Outlook on the web for Office 365.

In addition to Actionable Messages delivered by Connectors, “any app or service can turn any email they send into an Actionable Message and surface contextual actions directly in Outlook,” office team said. Services such as “SAP Fieldglass, Microsoft Flow and TINYpulse will soon start sending out Actionable Messages.”

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Some other features are reportedly coming to Outlook Mail on Windows 10 include: “Focused Inbox”, which shows priority messages, rather than everything.

Other suggested feature are such as @-mentions and cloud attachments.

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