Outlook.com will soon get the ability to attach photos from Facebook into your messages. A slap in the face for paying Office for Windows customers.
Also coming are links to Google Drive (links to OneDrive, Dropbox and Box are already available) but what sticks in our craw is the Facebook connection.
Back for Outlook 2010, Microsoft could not stop talking about the People Pane. It was a way to link your contacts with their social accounts like LinkedIn and Facebook.
It worked tolerably well and was useful. If only to add photos into all your contacts instead of doing it yourself or having that damn silhouette showing up.
Alas, things changed. LinkedIn support gradually died and Microsoft quickly pulled the plug on the Facebook link back in June 2015.
Microsoft’s giveth, Microsoft taketh away and then they giveth again.
It’s galling for paying Outlook for Windows users to see Microsoft restoring connections with Facebook to their free Outlook.com service.
How about a bit more consideration for those us who are paying Microsoft only to have offered services withdrawn on corporate whim?