A video leaked on Twitter by user WalkingCat appears to show an unreleased Microsoft 365 app called Outlook Spaces. Whether this is a separate web service or part of Outlook itself still isn’t clear, but the new app appears to be a long way into development if the video is anything to go by.
Outlook Spaces is a freeform canvas which pulls together other Microsoft 365 services to create a central space to organise and collaborate on projects within your school.
Spaces helps you organize your emails, meetings, and docs into easy-to-follow project spaces. Forget worrying about dropping the ball; Spaces helps you stay effortlessly on top of what matters.
The Outlook branding is odd as the company is currently consolidating new services under the Microsoft brand — Microsoft Lists, Microsoft Forms, and Microsoft To Do. I expect Outlook Spaces to be released as just Microsoft Spaces and to have significant integration with Teams as well.
I’m excited to try Spaces. Despite the plethora of project management tools currently available in 365, and Microsoft’s slow integration of tasks across all their apps, there’s still no straightforward way to pull all your apps and data together in one place.
Apps like Microsoft Project, Planner, To Do, and OneNote all have their own excellent features, but until Spaces there really hasn’t been a way to integrate them. Outlook spaces solves that issue.
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