Ads take up too much space
I also have an Office 365 Home subscription... can that remove ads for me?
Update January 2018:
We have confirmed that all users whose email addresses have an Office 365 subscription attached to it are getting the ad-free Outlook.com experience. We encourage anyone who would like the ad-free Outlook.com experience to sign up for an Office 365 subscription, which comes with a plethora of additional perks and benefits.
In addition to this, users who would like to have a larger reading surface may find the Reading Pane Off/Hidden mode more preferable. This setting may be found in the Quick Settings panel, under Reading Pane > Hide.
The ads on the right side take up too much space and make the inline email preview useless because it's so scrunched.... I think even without the ads it will be scrunched.
Nice try but apart from 'looking more modern', it's not an improvement UX wise.
Layout, space, visualization, text size etc
Nano mandrake commented
with the new layout (which is nice, but too big) the ad bar on the side makes Messages unreadable. This is frustrating for a normal user,but more so for a paying O365 user. should have been fixed a Long time ago, but every Little Change seems to tage ages for MS
New beta looks very compact.
i cant seems to view a full email even tho i tried double clicking it.
(not sure if happens to other user)
the vertical panel and the favourite section takes much space.
the advertisement on the right and sometimes bottom takes too much space.
i like my email to have a simple look an easy to read and reply.
María José Emparan commented
The section opened to write a new email, is under the advertising. I lasted a few seconds to find out where I could write the email.
I has potential but screen size is limited. F*ing ads take up too much. You need to scale the far right pane.
Create easier option to read email in separate pane. Distracting reading and composing next to ads and next to inbox.
Kunal Shivalkar commented
Remove advertise panel from outlook. This panel leaves so much less space to view email treads specially using reading pane as inbox layout. Also this is main reason why Gmail users does not switch to Outlook voluntary.
If you cant remove advertisement, at least introduce settings to show them either vertically or horizontally. Also you can consider to reduce amount of space taken to show advertisement. This will give some relief while using outlook in reading pane mode.
Original outlook let me hide the vertical pane with the ads. Don't care for ads.
Pelle Svensson commented
Sitting on a 500 Mbps fibre. takes 5-10 seconds for every click. Is it the ******* ads that kills the user experience. I pay for this service. Can I kill the ads?
Ues an ad blocker
lack of full screen messages on front page is annoying
My problem is the advertising covers the e-mail, so, I can't read the e-mail.
I HAVE GMAIL, THERE IS NO ADD THERE!!
Stephen Reid commented
The new layout is ok (although why everything has to be so huge, small one line layout like old desktop outlook would be great) but now the ad panel is really intrusive. I know in some ways it's supposed to be but it make reading mail very uncomfortable. (plus, O365 subscribers should get ad-free outlook.com, not have to pay again)
M.I. Ing. Eduardo Gama commented
The ad bar greatly reduces the view of messages.
They really need this money inflow.
Gmail does not, please remove it.
The reading pane could be wider if the ad blocker message could be closed. This would make reading messages much less complicated.
Gaertner John Neko commented
Because of the separation of the mail list & read panel, the advertisement panel feels bigger than before the beta. The position of the advertisements is inconvenient, a move to the bottom right side of the windows would be great as there are no buttons.
Timo Böhme commented
I was allowed to test new Mail-Online version.
I was impressed and in case of outlook guideline I could follow immediate all panels and the functionality. The system feels finished and fast.
On all this professional feeling situation please get rid of the advertising panel. It immediate let all look like a cheap gmail account and leaves bitter tast of unprofessional software, filling my screen with 20% trash.
I paid so many software liceses, working in companies paying thousand of euros for the licenses and I dont want to see **** hearthstone gaming animation while I have a presentation and clients are looking over my shoulder. A no go. That way I need to stay at offline version of office.
There's no option to turn off the add next to the reading pane.