As we announced a few weeks ago, Outlook is coming to the Mac. I’ve had a few requests to post more details about this. I’m not quite ready to do that now, but I can offer up one way for you to see what Outlook:Mac might look like.
My team is conducting usability studies of Outlook:Mac. My next study will take place in Mountain View, California, during the week of October 12. For this study, I need users who meet the following criteria:
- use a Mac for work purposes
- connect to an Exchange account
- use mail for work purposes several times per week
- use the calendar for work purposes several times per week
If you meet these criteria, are in the Bay Area, and are available the week of October 12, please contact me with your name, email address, and phone number. I’ll pass your information along to my recruiting assistant, who will call or email you to ask you a few additional questions and hopefully get you scheduled to come in. If you do participate in my study, don’t forget that you’ll have to sign a non-disclosure agreement, so the only thing that you’ll be able to tell other people is that yes, you have seen an early version of Outlook:Mac.
If you don’t meet these criteria, aren’t in the Bay Area, or won’t be available that week, don’t worry about being left out. My team will have other upcoming opportunities for you to participate in Outlook:Mac usability studies. The majority of these will be either in the Bay Area or Puget Sound, and you can sign up to participate in usability studies to get into our database of potential participants. When you fill out that form, tell us what mail application you’re currently using, and make sure you tell us if you use Exchange too!