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Outlook 2013 RT for Windows 8.1


Microsoft officially announced that Outlook 2013 RT will be a packaged part of the Windows 8.1 Preview which is expected to be released during build 2013 (June 2013). Outlook RT will be more functioning towards that few features that are available in the enterprise version will not be available in the RT version. Outlook RT in Windows 8.1 will have a live tile application with familiar interface and feature that is found in the Enterprise version of Outlook. Sources from Microsoft confirmed that Outlook 2013 RT can connect to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, 2010, 2013 versions.   [more]


Tom Reller, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer for Windows Business confirms that Outlook 2013 RT will be part of all Windows 8 upgrades both RT and pro versions. Tami Reller mentioned the below in an update from Microsoft

We know that the addition of Outlook for those using ARM-based Windows devices such as the Surface RT, Dell XPS 10, Lenovo Yoga 11, and ASUS VivoTab RT as well as new tablets to come in the future has been a popular request from consumers and businesses alike. As Tami said in her keynote address, we’ve listened and Outlook will be joining the other Office applications currently available on Windows RT, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

What is not Included in Outlook RT:

  • Online Archive or Personal Archive Mailboxes are not Supported.
  • Messaging Records Management (MRM) retention policies are not available.
  • Site Mailboxes are not available.
  • Data Loss Prevention not supported.
  • Visual Basic for Application and COM Add-in is not supported.
  • Macros, Add-ins are not supported.
  • Information Rights Management (IRM) on new emails is not supported.
  • Lync integration is not supported.
  • Sharepoint Integration is not supported.

Once we upgrade our Microsoft Surface RT to the latest Windows 8.1 preview after the release during the Build we can get clear idea on the features and usage of the Outlook 2013 RT.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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