Outlook 2013 RT is coming to Windows RT as part of the ‘Blue’ update

You asked for it and now is coming, Microsoft has announced that a version of Outlook for Windows RT is in the works, and users will be able to try “Outlook 2013 RT” starting June 26th with the release of Windows 8.1 Preview.

The news comes from Tami Reller, CFO and CMO of Microsoft’s Windows Division at Computex 2013. “We’re always listening to our customers and one piece of feedback was that people want the power of Outlook on all their Windows PCs and tablets.” — states the news article from the Office News blog.

If you remember in the past Microsoft was building a version of Outlook for Windows RT, but it didn’t make in the final product due to issues. Now those issues have been worked out and the most favorite email client software is finally coming to those Windows RT devices based on ARM-chipset, including Surface RT, Dell XPS 10, Lenovo Yoga 11, ASUS VivoTab RT, and future tablets.

Outlook 2013 RT isn’t a Windows 8-style app

But don’t be confused, the upcoming version of Outlook 2013 RT is a desktop application, not a Windows 8 app with the new Metro interface.

Microsoft also noted that the new Outlook has been redesigned to reduce clutter and making your content the center point. Also this new version will include new features like quick respond to email with inline replay, “peeks” to view your calendar or contact without having to switch tabs, new tools, and Outlook will soon be available on Windows PCs, tablets and phones.

SEE ALSO: First look at Outlook 2013 RT (screenshots)

In other related news, Microsoft also reported that will include a version of Office 2013 on x86-based and other tablets under 10-inch display.

Source Office News

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