You may have already seen this Microsoft announcement, but in case you haven’t, we just wanted to let you know that Outlook 2016 has been announced.
Many of us in the email design community had hoped that Microsoft would make the choice to switch over to WebKit for email rendering, like Outlook 2011 for Mac. No dice. Outlook 2016 will still be using the Word engine to render email. That’s right, four more years of unexpected “page breaks,” MSO conditional statements and VML backgrounds.
Don’t worry; we’ll add Outlook 2016 to our system after it’s released. Then you can all get in there and test your hearts out. Considering the differences between Outlook 2003 and 2007, or 2010 and 2013, I’d say we have a few surprises in store for us yet.
Too bad the “Fix Outlook” campaign petered out after four short months. If only they had known how many more years were in store for them and that Outlook would continue to grind along in the same path inexorably, like some kind of dream-crushing steamroller of sadness. WebKit for Outlook 2020, anybody?