Outlook Classic 3.0 is a completely re-built version of our popular add-in for Outlook (non-365 versions). This add-in supports Outlook on Windows desktops only and is installed locally via a .exe file.
This release is important because this is the version of Outlook that the majority of our largest customers use.
What's new with version 3.0?
- Improved performance
- An Email Designer interface that is more consistent with the web app
- A single installation/upgrade with fewer future updates required
Who is this for?
All customers who currently use our Outlook add-in (1.0 or 2.0) will benefit from updating to Classic 3.0. This is the new, improved version of our add-in for Outlook on Windows desktops that is non-365.
Outlook Classic 3.0 consolidates the Employee Email sidebar and ribbon buttons into a single Create with Staffbase button on the ribbon. This is designed to be a single entry point into Employee Email, and will be a familiar experience to anyone who has used the web app.
By moving to a single entry point from the ribbon, we’re able to match the experience of using the web app in Outlook.
Do users have to uninstall their current Outlook Add-in (i.e. Classic 2.0)?
No! Although traditionally we’ve required customers to uninstall their ‘old’ version of the add-in when updating and installing a newer version of the add-in, this version can simply be installed and will replace 2.0.
Similarly, after updating, users could reinstall 2.0 without needing to uninstall 3.0.
Is there anything different from 2.0 to 3.0 that IT teams will need to consider?
At launch, 3.0 will have distribution list recipient counting from Outlook disabled by default. This is the feature that pre-populates email reports with the number of people that are on an Outlook distribution list.
Will Email Designer 2.0 and 3.0 drafts be available in Outlook Classic 3?
Are all the settings the same as in 2.0?
Click here for an overview of the current Settings menu for this add-in.
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