Outlook for Mac 2014

Outlook for mac 2014A new Outlook for Mac has just released 31-Oct-2014. According to Microsoft’s announcement, there are numbers of new features as following.

The new Outlook for Mac includes:

  • Better performance and reliability as a result of a new threading model and database improvements.
  • A new modern user interface with improved scrolling and agility when switching between Ribbon tabs.
  • Online archive support for searching Exchange (online or on-premises) archived mail.
  • Master Category List support and enhancements delivering access to category lists (name and color) and sync between Mac, Windows and OWA clients.
  • Office 365 push email support for real-time email delivery.
  • Faster first-run and email download experience with improved Exchange Web Services syncing.

The new Outlook for Mac is available to Office 365 commercial customers and Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal and Office 365 University subscribers.

  • Office 365 Commercial customers can get the new Outlook for Mac by accessing their Office 365 Portal, (Gear icon > Office 365 Settings > Software > Outlook for Mac icon) or visiting the Software page.
  • Office 365 consumer subscribers can get the new Outlook for Mac by going to their My Account page.

What are not included

  • SharePoint integration – you cannot open an document library from the new Outlook for Mac
  • No social integration such as Facebook, LinkedIn



If you current have Office 365 license, you can download it from your office 365 portal. http://portal.office.com

For the user who has Office 2011 installed on the Mac, if you download and install new Outlook for Mac, it will cost your a license.

For example, my Mac has Office 2011 installed. This consumes me an license of Office suite (each user has 5 office suite licenses).

After I downloaded and activated the new Office Outlook for Mac, it consumed another license.

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote for Mac

Microsoft has scheduled to release public beta for next version of Office for Mac in the fist half of 2015.

And in the second half of 2015, the final release will be available.

For Office 365 users, we will get the next version at no additional cost.


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