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Goodnight Sunrise, Outlook gains new features

We've known that the Sunrise team was going over to Microsoft for some time, but today marks the last update that will come to the popular calendar app.

Published onSeptember 13, 2016

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Well, we’ve all known it was coming. Sunrise’s acquisition by the Silicon Valley mogul was a fatal blow from the start, and we’ve witnessed all the writing on the wall in the intervening time. However, now Microsoft is finally putting the last nail in the casket. Sunrise is gone, and Outlook is gaining many of its features.

Today marks the last day that Sunrise will be updating their much beloved calendar app. Although you can still run it if you like, the service is now dead for all intents and purposes. The app was actually scheduled for termination at the end of August, but it managed to hang in there for a couple of more weeks so that its features could be appropriately transported over to Outlook.

Microsoft has officially confirmed its acquisition of Sunrise Calendar

All of Sunrise’s event icons will still be available if you use them for your regular interface. However, if you’re willing to commute over to Outlook, Microsoft has integrated much of Sunrise’s capabilities into their ubiquitous app, and they’re even expanding on existing features’ capabilities.

For instance, Sunrise’s date and time picker has made its way to Outlook, although it’s currently only available on the iOS version. This attribute is coming to Android shortly. Moreover, the Sunrise team is now hard at work for Outlook, meaning all you favorite ideas are likely on their way to this scheduling platform.

What do you think of Sunrise finally biting the dust and Outlook scavenging the remains?  Will Outlook ever be a Sunrise replacement? Let us know your take in the comments below!

Microsoft shutting down Sunrise Calendar, team joining Outlook

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