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This article was published on October 28, 2015

Microsoft is merging Outlook and Sunrise into a single app

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Big news from Microsoft today: it’s officially merging its email app Outlook (formerly Accompli) with calendar service Sunrise in the coming months.

According to The Verge, the apps will slowly converge, with the first preview of the merge appearing in an Outlook update for iOS users today. In general, it’s simplified the calendar view, while adding more information to make it just like Sunrise.

Microsoft acquired both Sunrise and Outlook last year in deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Eventually, Sunrise will disappear completely once Outlook becomes more feature complete, and Sunrise’s team will be working under a single Outlook Mobile team in the future.

Microsoft hasn’t set a date for Sunrise’s demise, but it’s a shame; I prefer single-purpose apps rather than software that try to do too much at once.

Onward to the next calendar app, I guess.

Microsoft is merging its Outlook and Sunrise apps [The Verge]

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