Coming soon to an Outlook.com API near you…

Boomerang logoOutlook.com API is scheduled to launch in the summer this year.. Which may not be news to some.. However, a recent announcement may be. Microsoft have partnered up with Boomerang, dubbed a market-leading productivity software company, to deliver its powerful Boomerang system.

The Boomerang system is a power users best friend when faced with the day to day email and appointment management drain on resources.

Boomerang supports a pretty impressive feature set:

  • Ability to time delay emails, ranging all the way from hours to months in the future.
  • Ability to suggest times/dates to meet up, without the need for navigating countless calendars.
  • Schedule meetings directly in the body of your email.
  • One click meeting confirmations, Recipients can confirm the meeting by just clicking a time that works for them!
  • Embed true free/busy status inside an email, which remains always up to date.
  • Alert if a sent email doesn’t receive a response

and more besides…

 

Check out this animation of a meeting acceptance;

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Not only will Outlook.com users benefit from this partnership, Office365 users will also have the opportunity to utilise this functionality!

To get a sneak peak of the Boomerang system, and to sign up to the mailing list for updates check out the Boomerang Website.

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Infrastructure Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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