Microsoft is Making a Universal Email App for Every Device

Microsoft has been working on a universal Outlook app for Windows and Mac for a while now. This concept is a part of the company’s ‘One Outlook’ vision that aims to build a single Outlook client that works across PC, Mac, and the web.

Currently, Microsoft has several different Outlook clients for desktop, including Outlook Web, Outlook (Win32) for Windows, Outlook for Mac, and Mail & Calendar on Windows 10. The new app is set to replace all the default apps including the Mail and Calendar app on Windows 10.

Although the project is not ready to be rolled out yet, the new app, codenamed ‘Monarch’, was recently leaked online. The leaked version of the app, which is clearly in an early stage, reveals that it is based on the already available Outlook Web app.

Yesterday, Microsoft even started hosting a full web version of the app online. However, it was soon taken down. The landing page now reads,

Error 403 – This web app is stopped.

The web app you have attempted to reach is currently stopped and does not accept any requests. Please try to reload the page or visit it again soon.

If you are the web app administrator, please find the common 403 error scenarios and resolution here. For further troubleshooting tools and recommendations, please visit the Azure Portal.

According to sources, Microsoft has even warned its employees that it’s currently designed for “brave dogfooders” and doesn’t include an offline mode. For those who don’t know, Dogfood is a term used by Microsoft and other software companies to test and use early versions of their own code.

Based on the leaked version of the app and some reports, the final version of the ‘One Outlook’ app might not arrive until next year.

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