Want to keep the TNW Conference vibe going?? Tickets for TNW2022 are available now >>

The heart of tech

This article was published on June 5, 2013

Microsoft confirms Outlook 2013 app will arrive for Windows RT tablets later this year

Microsoft confirms Outlook 2013 app will arrive for Windows RT tablets later this year Image by: AFP/Getty Images
Paul Sawers
Story by

Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

At Computex 2013 earlier today, Microsoft CFO and CMO Tami Reller finally confirmed that Outlook 2013 will be arriving on Windows RT tablets as part of the broader Windows 8.1 update that’s scheduled to land later this year.

The popular desktop email client will rejoin its Office 2013 RT counterparts – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote – on Microsoft’s own Surface RT tablet, as well as Windows RT devices from other manufacturers.

The new version of Outlook will, of course, be optimized for touchscreens, and it will come replete with a host of new features, including inline reply, and ‘peeks’ to let you view things like your calendar and contacts without switching between tabs.

Windows RT is a pre-loaded Windows 8 variant for tablets that use ARM processors, launched in conjunction with Windows 8 last year. While Microsoft is striving to gain a foothold in the lucrative tablet market – both through its own hardware and by licensing its Windows RT software – it still has a long way to go, but by ensuring its flagship software is available in full, this can only help ‘encourage’ folk to jump on board.

Feature Image Credit – Getty

Also tagged with