Microsoft might be thinking about replacing the technology and user interface of Outlook.com with Office 365 if a new report is to be believed. Apparently the company will be migrating all Outlook.com users to Office 365 at some point later this year. Office 365 brings other services as well which include Outlook Web Access.
The question that surely must be on everyone’s mind is that why is Microsoft doing this? According to The Verge the reason behind this migration is to make sure that Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and Office 365 platforms are perfectly aligned.
In favor of keeping things consistent Microsoft is going to go ahead and add the consumer Outlook.com to the mix as well.
There has been speculation previously about impending major user interface changes for Outlook.com, Microsoft’s general manager of Office Apps Rob Lefferts suspected that much.
It’s worth nothing that Microsoft hasn’t updated its consumer email service for quite a few months and it even showed the door to Google and Facebook chat integration possibly due to simplify the migration process.
As to what user interface changes might be made, it’s likely that the Outlook Web App interface used on Office 365 could be front and center.
There’s no word as yet on exactly when Microsoft plans to migrate all users from Outlook.com to Office 365.
Microsoft Reportedly Replacing Outlook.com With Office 365
Tue, 05 May 2015 19:53:58 GMT