Through the Inside Windows Telegram group, the user Temmie has shared the image that we attach below and that shows the One Outlook application a few weeks after its launch, probably during Build 2022.
One Outlook: with the web between eyebrows
In the image we can see that we are basically facing a UWP application with an Outlook webview inside, since it looks practically identical to the web page (as we already knew). Microsoft has managed to integrate certain controls in the navigation bar, which is appreciated.
The Verge has managed to talk to Scott Stiles, vice president of product management for Outlook. Stiles claims this leaked version of Outlook is an early and unsupported test version. Furthermore, he asserts thatdoes not have some of the features and improvements that will be available to beta testersso we advise customers to wait for this release.”
One Outlook, as its name suggests, intended to replace all versions of Outlook on all operating systems. It will be a long road, a long-distance race. In the short term, the plan is to launch the beta version of the application, test it for several months, receive feedback and then launch a final version. This final version will not immediately replace other applications such as the native Mail and Calendar in Windows 11, but this transition could still take another year or two.