Rumors about a Windows RT port of Microsoft Outlook have persisted since the beginning of the year. It started off as a project we weren’t sure would ever actually see the light of day. A few months later, in April, chances for the software’s release seemed to be looking up, but that was followed shortly thereafter by claims of delays, including one that Outlook RT wouldn’t launch until the fall of 2014. Thankfully, we can now confirm that the app will arrive very much sooner, as Microsoft has gone ahead at this year’s Computex expo and announced how Outlook RT will launch.
Microsoft will release its Windows 8.1 update free to existing users later this year, and as that software arrives for Windows RT, it’s going to bring Outlook RT right along with it.
No Office 365 subscription to buy – no new-tablets-only nonsense – everyone running RT should be getting Outlook RT later this year. That’s about the best way this story could end (short of the software coming out much earlier, at least), so start looking forward to this fall, RT tablet users.