The June feature update of Outlook for Office 365 (Monthly Channel) is now available and it comes with many big changes a lot of you have been waiting for.
In Version 1906, there are some major visual updates and also a variety of options to modify the user interface;
- We’ve updated the Outlook user experience for you
A simplified experience, previously available for preview with Coming Soon, designed to help you focus on what matters most.
- A simplified ribbon that’s customizable, too
Enjoy a streamlined, single row of the most frequently used buttons also knows as the Single Line Ribbon. Easily switch between classic and Simplified views, and pin/unpin commands.
- Pick your favorite action
Don’t use Flag and Delete? How about Archive or Mark as Read? Customize the quick action menu with the commands you use most.
To configure; Right click on a message in the message list and choose; Set Quick Actions…
- Improved shared folder synchronization for mailboxes with many folders
For years Outlook has been limited to a maximum of 500 folders when synchronizing shared mailboxes. With this change Outlook has been improved to sync in a way that will no longer encounter this 500 folder limit.
- Focused Inbox settings remain the same across devices
Your Focused Inbox preferences are now stored in the cloud. Enjoy the same experience when you use Outlook for Windows on any computer and Outlook on the web.
- Relaxed or tighter layout? You choose
Tighter Spacing lets you decide if you want more space between items, or a tighter layout to see more (some of you may have had it in Version 1905 already).
You can toggle this option via; View-> Use Tighter Spacing
This will not only affect your message list, but also the To, From, Cc, Bcc and Subject fields as well as the other fields you get when creating an Appointment or Meeting.
- Ink in Your Email!
You can now draw and annotate pictures in your Outlook emails. On touch-enabled devices, this feature is enabled by default and you’ll see a new Draw tab, between the Insert and Options tab, when composing an email in its own window.
Note: Depending on your installation type, this update can be installed via the Microsoft Store or the Update Now button in Outlook itself and updates Outlook to: Version 1906 (Build 11727.20210).