Menu
Outlook for iOS gets a calendar widget as Sunrise's sunset looms

Outlook for iOS gets a calendar widget as Sunrise's sunset looms

Microsoft added another calendar feature to Outlook, after promising the end of Sunrise

Microsoft quietly updated Outlook for iOS on Wednesday, with support for a calendar widget that makes it easy to see your schedule at a glance.  

Using the widget, users can pull down on their iPhone or iPad's Notification Center, and get a quick look at the remaining events in their calendar for a given day, in the order they'll occur. The widget looks nearly identical to the one in the Sunrise calendar app, which Microsoft acquired last year as part of a string of deals aimed at improving Outlook. It will eventually shut that app down.

Events will have their locations listed, along with headshots of attendees, assuming that information is available. As an event draws near, the widget highlights how much time remains before it starts.

All-day events get a section of the widget all to themselves, below the scheduled events a user has on their calendar. 

There's a big plus-sign button in the upper-right corner of the widget that lets them add a new event to their calendar, too. Tapping on an event will bring users to the page inside Outlook for iOS with the full details for the event in question. 

Outlook for iOS Sunrise calendar widgets Blair Hanley Frank

A comparison between the Outlook for iOS and Sunrise calendar widgets

It's a good way for users to get a handle on what their schedules look like while they're out on the go. Today widgets were first added in iOS 8, and they're designed to give people a quick look at key information, like their calendar.

The new feature should be something of a comfort for Sunrise users who are worried about losing features from the popular calendar app. Microsoft hasn't said exactly when it plans to end support for the app it acquired last year, but the company has put Sunrise users on notice that it will leave the market after its features get "fully integrated" into Outlook. 

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Microsoft

Featured

Slideshows

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel

​As the channel changes and industry voices deepen, the need for clarity and insight heightens. Market misconceptions talk of an “under pressure” distribution space, with competitors in that fateful “race for relevance” across New Zealand. Amidst the cliched assumptions however, distribution is once again showing its strength, as a force to be listened to, rather than questioned. Traditionally, the role was born out of a need for vendors and resellers to find one another, acting as a bridge between the testing lab and the marketplace. Yet despite new technologies and business approaches shaking the channel to its very core, distributors remain tied to the epicentre - providing the voice of reason amidst a seismic industry shift. In looking across both sides of the vendor and partner fences, the middle concept of the three-tier chain remains centrally placed to understand the metrics of two differing worlds, as the continual pulse checkers of the local channel. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable, in association with Dicker Data and rhipe, examined the pivotal role of distribution in understanding the health of the channel, educating from the epicentre as the market transforms at a rapid rate.

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel
Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar last night, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and resellers descending on The Jefferson in Auckland to kickstart 2017. Photos by Maria Stefina.

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017
Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow Electronics introduced Tenable Network Security to local resellers in Sydney last week, officially launching the distributor's latest security partnership across Australia and New Zealand. Representing the first direct distribution agreement locally for Tenable specifically, the deal sees Arrow deliver security solutions directly to mid-market and enterprise channel partners on both sides of the Tasman.

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel
Show Comments