Microsoft is making changes over the next several months that will affect users that access Outlook on the Web (OWA). Here’s a summary:
- Non-Supported Browsers Will Have Reduced Functionality in Outlook on the Web: Beginning August 8, Microsoft is making changes that may cause users to encounter issues if they are accessing Outlook.com and OWA using browsers that do not meet the minimum requirements. Update older browsers for the best Outlook experience; a list of supported browsers that work with Office Online is posted on Microsoft’s Support Office site.
- New Interface for Outlook on the Web: In July, Microsoft began rolling out an updated user interface for OWA. It will roll out to all users by the end of September 2019. Visit Microsoft online to try out the new OWA interface.
- Outlook for Windows Updated Shared Calendars Model: Microsoft is improving shared calendars in Outlook for Windows. If you are interested in trying the new features before they become part of the default experience, Microsoft has added a new checkbox in the File>Options settings dialog for Office 365 Exchange Online mailboxes. Use this option to turn on the preview for a single Outlook profile. Follow these step-by-step instructions to turn on the preview.
Microsoft will continuing to make changes to improve Outlook and to make it easier for customers to connect.