Microsoft brings Outlook Mail, Calendar to HoloLens

– Microsoft on Thursday, June 2 announced the release of dedicated HoloLens AR apps for its Outlook email service and calendar, The Verge says.

Microsoft tried to spice the images up a bit with a holographic version of the Seattle skyline thrown in the mix. Otherwise, the apps look pretty much like recreations of their desktop counterparts. Notably, the images show the windows in a full field of view, while the real HoloLens has a more limited FOV. So it’s unlikely you’d be able to see these apps in their entirety at a glance, unless there were a way to shrink the Outlook windows to fit a smaller surface and allow you to see the entire box.

Microsoft says you can pin your email inbox or daily calendar schedule to the wall, so you can interact with it when you choose by looking over at the designated area. This allows you to “stay on top of emails while simultaneously interacting with other digital content in your real world,” the company wrote in a press release. Because Outlook Mail and Calendar are universal windows apps, Microsoft’s development team was able to easily port them to the HoloLens because the device is running Windows 10, The Verge says.