Outlook 2013 coming to Windows RT tablets as part of the Windows 8.1 update

Outlook 2013 coming to Windows RT tablets as part of the Windows 8.1 update

While we have our doubts about the Windows RT prospects, Microsoft keeps investing resources in this (what we think is) destined-to-fail platform. As part of the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, the Redmond giant will also launch Outlook 2013 for Windows RT tablets.

For some reason, Office 2013 for Windows RT didn’t come included and Microsoft is now doing something about it. Actually that “now” won’t be before this fall, but better late than never.

Once it’s ready for the prime time, Outlook will boast inline replies and “peeks” to view calendar content without switching tabs, among other unique touchscreen-related capabilities. Of course, standard set of time-organizing feature Outlook users learned to love will also come included.

As for Windows 8.1, it will be offered for free to existing Windows 8 owners, coming with enhanced search, UI improvements, Internet Explorer 11, good ol’ “Start” button located at the bottom left corner of the Desktop, and more.

  • PeterSteinbeck

    I never realized Windows RT lacks Outlook? That’s soo stupid…

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