It seems that Microsoft is now starting to bring more features to Outlook Mail and Calendar application on Windows 10. For those in the Fast Ring on Redstone 2, the version 17.7369.40418.0 has just been released and it comes with the following changes:
- Browse and select contacts from the Windows people picker when addressing email
- Switch to the People app from Mail and Calendar
- Download and save all attachments in an email at once.
As you can see, the new version of the operating system allows you to create a new email and when you will select the “To:” line, a people icon will appear allows you to just jump to the People App in order to search for a contact and get information about it. On the other hand, the other new feature allows you to download all attachments that you’ve received in a email by just selecting “Save all attachments” in the email application.
We remind you that before this, users had to save each attachment one by one and this was quite annoying if you had more than 5 files in an email. For some reason, the “switch to the People App” from Calendar and Mail apps is not functioning yet, but this will most likely be fixed as soon as possible.
Since these new features are not that major, we should notice them being pushed to Release Preview sometime in the coming weeks (assuming they do not rely on RedStone 2 OS changes).
It seems that Microsoft is now trying to come with some cross-app integration, which is something that was already done on the old Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. One thing is for sure: a good amount of users will enjoy using these cross-app integration features on Windows 10/Windows 10 Mobile.
It is good to know that the Camera app and Office Suite have also been updated, but it seems that they didn’t receive any new features.