Microsoft brings e-mail back into the fast lane with its new Send app, that can be used to send short messages in e-mail form.
You keep hearing here and there that e-mail is dead, but that is actually quite far from being true in certain circles, as e-mail remains the main communication line for people who work in large companies. While there are other features such as Skype for Business, also released by Microsoft, that might make office life a bit easier to bear, the email remains the rock of the company life.
And there are no major complaints about this, because while it is clearly missing the buzz and the hype of social media platforms, e-mail has everything that most company employee needs to make it through the day. Furthermore, e-mail is a much more formal means of communication, which will guarantee its presence in the online world for years and years to come.
However, there are some situations when email might prove to be a little bit sluggish and that is clearly not what a person needs to be using if he is in a hurry and needs to deliver a short but absolutely crucial message to his colleague, because there is quite a large possibility that it will not make it in due time.
This is when their brand new app swoops in to save the day. The Send app enables users to send e-mails instead of instant messages, but e-mails that get sent as fast as instant messages. And while the mini e-mails make it into the inbox of the desired recipient, on his Outlook Express powered e-mail platform, they also get sent to his Send app and could therefore be seen much easier and faster.
But the app will not remain filled with all sorts of lengthy company e-mails, because Microsoft decided to keep it short and sweet and so, the app will only harbor these mini e-mails. In the event that the recipient does not have the Sent app, the emails sent through the platform will simply be sent to his regular e-mail inbox.
The Send app will initially be available on iOS-powered devices and on Windows Phone but they will undoubtedly make it widely accessible in no time. It remains to be seen how the mini-email app will do in its first few weeks and months, but it really is perfect for company life.
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