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Microsoft Outlook 15.3 for Mac

After recent leaks of screenshots for the next version of Outlook for Mac surfaced on a Chinese site, Microsoft officially released Outlook 15.3 (the version number noted by Ed Bott at ZDNet) — but only for those with an Office 365 subscription. Offering a user interface that’s more consistent with the Windows edition of Outlook, the new Outlook for Mac promises enhanced performance thanks to a new threading model and database improvements, as well as improved scrolling when switching between Ribbon tabs (according to an Office 365 blog post). The update also receives online archive support for searching Exchange archived mail, push email support for real-time email delivery, and improved Master Category List support for syncing Outlook across platforms (Mac, Windows, and Outlook Web Access). It’s compatible with Macs running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and later.

The new version of Outlook for Mac is available for commercial customers and Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University subscribers. If you’re not an Office 365 subscriber, you can try it free for a month, after which you’ll be charged a monthly fee. Subscriptions range from $6.99 per month ($69.99 annually) for Office 365 Personal (for a single user) to $9.99 per month ($99.99 annually) for Office 365 Home (for up to five users). Microsoft’s Office 365 blog post also notes that public beta downloads for the next version of Office for Mac will become available in the first half of 2015.


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Comments about Microsoft Outlook 15.3 for Mac
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Doug Lerner  2014-11-03 20:08
The last time I tried Outlook for Mac, over a year ago, none of my flags or read statuses were maintained for emails in my IMAP accounts at Gmail. I was wondering if that was still the case. I'm always on the lookout for better alternatives to Apple Mail or Mailplane.


Jay Kappmeier  2014-11-04 11:50
I downloaded Outlook for mac and was very disappointed that it did not offer an easy way to migrate my Microsoft office user data from MS Office for Mac 2011. MS Tech staff did not know much since this is such a new product. With four Macs sharing Office 365 we do not have the time to manually migrate mailboxes then populate them manually in the new Outlook. This makes version 15.3 a nonstarter for us.
Yorick  2014-11-05 01:40
It looked like the Import facility (from the File Menu) would do it. I was disappointed that it doesn't support Entourage (aka: Office 2008) databases as this would mean the conversion of 10+ years of e-mail to Outlook 2011 first just so I can upgrade to Outlook 15. Outlook 15 itself looks good however the Office 365 subscription is useless to me as Entourage was the only Microsoft App I am interested (I use Pages, Numbers, KeyNote for everything else).
There are ways to do this.
William J Lawrence  2014-11-27 10:16
There is definitely some improvements in speed. Mail now is sent immediately and the entire client is faster. I'm looking however for a way to add my Tripit iCal calender feed to this new Outlook for Mac (ver.15.3) client, or even my Office 2011 for Mac Outlook client.
stevehopper2mecom  2014-12-16 02:32
how can i add week numbers to 15.3 month view