Sometimes you are in the flow, efficient and productive. Other times, it feels like you have lost control of your time. New notifications keep pulling you in different directions, it takes too long to find what you’re searching for, or you just can’t find the words while drafting an email.
With new innovations in Outlook, we are giving you more control to get things done faster,without leaving your inbox.
Outlook + Microsoft 365 Integrations
It is easy to get distracted with the onslaught of mail. Instead of switching apps to respond, you can now do more from within Outlook. Our Integrations with Microsoft365 are designed to save you time.
Now when you get emails about missed messages in Teams, updates to your communities in Yammer, or new comments on Office docs you can respond directly from the email notification without having to switch applications. Of course, we still make it easy to jump into the full app experience if you prefer to do so.
Reply to a Teams message directly from Outlook
Like, comment, or post to a Yammer community from the email notification
Respond to a comment on an Office document from within Outlook
Share to Teams (coming Soon)
If you get an email and would like to share it via Teams, there is now an option to do so within Outlook. This also works the other way with the Share to Outlook option in Teams.
Share emails to Teams with the Share to Teams option available from the overflow menu
Intelligence and assistance
Staying on top of your personal communications and commitments can be a time-consuming and arduous task. With new advances in Microsoft AI, we are excited to give you some of that time back so you can focus on what matters most.
Suggested reply with a document
You already know suggested replies, which gives you 3 options at the bottom of a conversation which you can click to begin responding. Suggested replies can already help you schedule a meeting. Now we are taking this even further with suggested reply with a document.
When Outlook notices someone in the conversation requesting a file, one of the suggested replies will be “Attach a file.” Click this and Outlook will suggest filesyou might want to attach as well as options to search your local computer orcloud storage.
Respond to emails faster by letting Outlook find the file you need.
Outlook can help you write emails faster by anticipating what you may want to say next. Just click the tab key to accept the suggestion and continue composing. If for some reason the text prediction doesn’t sound quite right, keep typing and the suggestion will disappear.
Write less and do more with text predictions in Outlook
Microsoft Editor in Outlook
To help with the increasing amount of written communication, Editor in Outlook can help you save time and press send confidently knowing your message is clear, concise, and reviewed to minimize errors.The Microsoft Editoris also integrated into other Microsoft 365 apps such as Word and is available as a browser extension so all your settings can travel with you wherever you write. Learn about Editor in Outlook for Windows here.
Get your message across in a concise and clear way using the Editor in Outlook
Trying to find what you are looking for shouldn’t be a test of your memory or of your knowledge of advanced filtering. With new innovations to search in Outlook on the web, it is easier than ever to find what you are looking for.
Instead of wading through the search results, you can now see the answer to your question without the clutter of the email content. Outlook extracts the most important information so you can quickly take action.
Outlook also searches more than just your inbox! You don’t need to remember if you shared a particular file in Outlook, Teams, or at all.
Find the file you are looking for in Outlook, no matter where it is saved
To find information about a particular meeting, you don’t have to go to your calendar. Simply type the name of the meeting, or the name of the organizer and we will bring the answer to you. You can RSVP, send emails, read associated documents, or join a Teams meeting right from the Calendar Answer.
Find information about an upcoming meeting and take action with search in Outlook
Search in Outlook can also help you find internal sites for logging time off, filing expenses, or any other bookmarks set by your admins.
Find bookmarked links with search in Outlook
Natural Language Search
You can now choose to type your search query using everyday language to filter and narrow your search for emails, calendar events, contact information and files. Just type what you are thinking – “email that Adelesent me last week”.
Type your search query using the language you use every day
We hope these features help you save time and get things done faster. When you try them, we would love to get your feedback. Please, let us know what you think in our UserVoice channel, we hope to hear from you!