Feedback that Outlook asked for when I switched off the new look
The user interface is beautiful, more Mac like, but why can’t we have both, a nice interface and all the features of Windows Outlook? Would you pull this trick/sham on your Windows Outlook users? Will Windows Outlook get this same interface too? (Mac Outlook is my primary email client, but I do use 3 different workstations, and one of them is Windows Outlook, so now I have to re-adjust every time I switch workstations.)
My company pays the same amount for each user, no matter if they are Mac or Windows users. Therefore, I would like to have the same feature set as Outlook for Windows but with a Mac friendly interface. At his point, the new Mac Outlook is nearly laughable to power users (which is also why I stopped paying for my own personal Office 365 subscription).
The features that still do exist has been nicely updated. However, many business users are often power users, and again Microsoft has decided to take away features from Mac users and are offering a prettier looking interface as lipstick to coverup/hide the fact that this new version is even less capable then older Mac Outlooks, like Outlook 2011, which is sad because they already had less features then Outlook for Windows.
At least, older Mac Outlook and Entourage clients, gave power users the ability to add and remove columns and change the full layout. They had a nice button in the email window to quickly see the conversation history and jump to the individual emails in that conversation. I for one would like to have the Size column back, since I do look at how large an email is and delete attachments as needed.
Yes, it is possible to have a universal Outlook client that works on Mac, iPad, and iPhone. There is no need to water down the Mac version so you can support iPad and iPhone. My iPad Pro can easily handle a full version of Outlook better than a 2018 Windows PC on an Intel i5 (which is what brand-new business Dell computers are in 2020).
Again, at this point, the new Mac Outlook is nearly laughable to power users, which is why I stopped paying for my own personal Office 365, and only use Microsoft Office because I’m forced to use it at work.
PS – I did use the new Outlook client for a week, to give it a fair chance, and for me to adjust to it and learn it, so I’m just not ranting. However, it is missing to many useful things, like conversation history button, and being able to check the size of an email before I sent it (since some places still have 10 MB size limits), and so on. Please do not release this version of Outlook! Please give us all the features of Windows Outlook, or force Windows users to use this same water down version as the Mac folks.