Microsoft outlook is the oldest personal IM from Microsoft. The IM comes with every genuine Microsoft suite.
The journey started with the inception of Windows 97 in the year 1997. Before this, Outlook used to exit but with Microsoft Exchange server 5.5 which was pretty inefficient. Outlook came with this 97 suite offering very basic features like emailing, contacts, calendar, notes, to name a few. Even though the features were limited and basic; Outlook 8.0 version for Windows 97 was a complete PIM to meet the business and personal requirements for a variety of sectors. Microsoft always came up with outstanding features – be it its Windows versions or Outlook PIM versions.
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