Months ago, Microsoft introduced the new version of Outlook.com, available as a preview and accessible to a small group of users. Among other advantages of the new version, is the support for third-party plugins to extend its functionality, as well as other versions of Outlook. Today we have a new announcement by the company, in which it points the union of new partners to Outlook, the beginning of the deployment of the plugins of some of the partners, in addition to taking the preview of the new Outlook.com to a number of users, which will allow the company to have the necessary feedback to continue making improvements to the service.
New partners joining the service are Evernote, Yelp, IFTTT, and Wunderlist, which join existing partners, Uber, PayPal, and Boomerang. In addition, the plugins of Uber, PayPal, Evernote and Boomerang begin from today to be available for some versions of Outlook. In this sense, about Uber they indicate that their plugin is already available for Outlook 2013 and Outlook on the web for users with mailboxes of Office 365 and Exchange 2013. Starting next month, take the new Outlook.com.
The Paypal add-on arrives in Outlook 2013 and Outlook on the web for users with mailboxes of Office 365 and Exchange 2013. Likewise, reaching users of the new Outlook.com starting next month.
For its part, the Evernote plug-in also reaches Outlook 2013 and Outlook on the web, but only for users of Office 365 mailboxes and those mailboxes of Exchange 2013 users whose administrator has authorized the installation of the plug-in. Once again, your add-on will hit the new Outlook.com within the next month.
From here, the IFTTT, Yelp and Wunderlist plugins will arrive in Outlook.com soon, without specifying any more information about it, only that the IFTTT plugin is already available for Office 365. Therefore, it is time to wait for future announcements in This sense, in addition to others, since Microsoft encourages developers to continue developing plugins for Outlook, directing them to obtain more information through dev.outlook.com. Likewise, the same announcement ends with a section for frequently asked questions, as the company has been accustoming us to.
The core of plug-in support is to enable users to go beyond mere message management to enable car travel reservations, restaurant data collection, scheduling of message sending, and much more, making Outlook a much more interactive and open service.