Microsoft to roll out new 'over the next few weeks'

Microsoft is ready to roll out its updated web mail -- plus the related Calendar and contacts features -- over the next few weeks.

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Microsoft has been beta testing an updated webmail version for the six months. It's now time for it to start rolling out to all users, officials said on March 14.

(Image: Microsoft) users will be moved to the new experience "over the next few weeks," officials said. As part of the rollout, Microsoft also is launching new betas of the Calendar and contacts (People) features over the coming weeks, officials said today.

The updated is more colorful, more customizable, and provides easier and better ways to categorize mail, access settings, and access add-ins. Microsoft also updated the Skype integration in mail, making it easier to chat or talk from inside

The updated gives users options to turn on or off Focused Inbox and Conversation View. Add-ins for Boomerang, Evernote, GIPHY, Gfycat, Microsoft Translator, MojiLaLa, PayPal, Trello, and more are supported, as are more add-ins from the Office Store.

The new Calendar beta, which should be available to all users as of today, makes adding events and details faster, officials said. And the new People/contacts beta uses new profile cards designed to make creating, viewing, and editing contacts and lists easier, officials said. users can try the new and Calendar and People betas by opting in with the "Try the beta" toggle on the top right of the inbox. Once the rollout begins, Microsoft will update all existing users automatically (with no user action required) to the new versions of Mail, Calendar, and People.

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