Published December 7, 2021

New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access

Reference ID: MC294739 | Effective: January 10, 2022

MC294739 – Updated December 07, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft is bringing back the Coming Soon option to preview the new location for the Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and other modules in Outlook for Windows.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68205.

When this will happen:

Current Channel: will rollout in mid-November and be complete in mid-January (previously late November).

How this will affect your organization:

The Coming Soon option will allow users to toggle on the new experience at their convenience.

Once turned on, the Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks and other modules will move from the bottom of the folder pane to the left side of the folder pane in Outlook for Windows. This new user experience will also provide quick access to additional Microsoft 365 applications such as To Do, Yammer, Bookings, Org Explorer, and open them directly from Outlook’s main canvas. Users will be able to customize which apps show in this location by pinning their favorite apps.

What you need to do to prepare:

Microsoft encourages the people in your company to try the experience in the coming weeks and provide feedback through the Coming Soon pane. If you do not want your users to try this experience, you can manage the Coming Soon option through Turn off Coming Soon for your organization.

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