Good news Microsoft Office power users! You'll soon be able to use the new and improved Outlook for Mac. That's good news, because the new Outlook for Mac looks pretty awesome. And since a lot of people use Outlook, this upgrade is going to improve a lot of email experiences.

New features on Outlook for Mac include things a completely revamped (and attractive!) interface, an improved threading model, real-time email delivery, better archive searching, and generally faster service. The new Outlook for Mac is available to commercial Office 365 subscribers, Office 365 Personal users, and Office 365 University users.


The bad news? "In the first half of 2015 we will release a public beta for the next version of Office for Mac, and in the second half of 2015 we will make the final release available," Microsoft said in a blog post. Patience is supposedly a virtue, but if you've been dying for an Outlook update, you're going to have to wait. [Microsoft]