Microsoft Outlook Stories January 13, 2016

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With a growing number of business meetings these days taking place via Skype, Microsoft has made it easier than ever to schedule and join a Skype call in the Outlook iOS app. Version 2.1.3 of the iOS Outlook app adds Skype integration.

Make any meeting a Skype call simply by flicking a switch, then access the call when you need to with just a tap. Now when you say “I’m joining the call now”, you’ll actually mean it. To give it a try, simply turn on the “Skype Meeting” switch when creating or editing an event.

The update also adds a new view designed to provide a clearer sense of your schedule …

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Microsoft Outlook Stories August 6, 2015

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Full Outlook app for Apple Watch lets you see more of your emails, and reply on the Watch

Microsoft’s Outlook for iOS app already included an Apple Watch companion app, but it didn’t do much, merely showing you a tiny snippet of incoming mails. The company has now launched a full app that displays more of each message, allows you to tap for Quick Replies or dictate a full reply using Siri.

So that you don’t get overwhelmed with mail alerts, the app supports custom notifications, allowing you to choose which ones alert you.

The app is installed by updating to the latest version of the iOS app, a free download from iTunes. Other Microsoft Apple Watch apps include OneNote and Powerpoint.

Via The Verge

Microsoft Outlook Stories May 20, 2015

Microsoft appears to be working on a new instant messaging app for the iPhone, acting as a kind of cross between email and instant messaging, known as Flow by Outlook. The download page, which describes the project as ‘Microsoft Confidential,’ was first spotted by @h0x0d (via ZDNet).

Use Flow with anyone, it’s email: Reach anyone with an email address and all conversations for you and others are also in Outlook. Together, you can use Flow and Outlook interchangeably to participate in the same conversations.

Fast, fluid, natural conversations: No subject lines, salutations, or signatures. Flow is designed for fast, light-weight conversations in real time.

Focus on what’s important: Only conversations started in Flow and their replies show up in Flow, not your whole inbox. Focus on your most important person-to-person conversations without the noise.

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Microsoft Outlook Stories November 1, 2012

Apple updates Safari (6.0.2), iPhoto (9.4.2) and Aperture (3.4.2)

Along with the release of iOS 6.0.1 to the masses and 6.1 for developers, Apple released small updates for Safari, iPhoto, and Aperture this afternoon. To start, Safari hit version 6.0.2 and looks to just be security fixes, but several readers below are saying the update isn’t working.

As for iPhoto, there are new features in version 9.4.2:

• Photos now can be added to shared streams or My Photo Stream by dragging them to “Photo Stream” in the source list • Multiple email addresses can now be copied and pasted in the “Shared with” field for shared streams • When more than five subscribers “Like” a photo in a shared stream, their names are now displayed correctly • Contextual menu now includes an Import command to import all the photos contained in a shared photo stream • Addresses the reliability of Shared Photo Streams when switching between iPhoto and Aperture with the same library • Fixes an issue that could prevent Microsoft Outlook from being used to email photos from within iPhoto • Updated national holidays are available for use in printed photo calendars • Includes stability improvements

Aperture 3.4.2:

• Photos received via My Photo Stream or shared streams can now be added directly to other shared streams • Multiple email addresses can now be copied and pasted in the “Shared with” field for shared streams • When more than five subscribers “Like” a photo in a shared stream, all their names are now displayed correctly • The Info panel for a shared stream now includes an Unsubscribe button • The status line in the toolstrip now displays the number of new photos added to a shared stream • Faces are now properly detected on photos imported into a library from a shared stream

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