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Microsoft shuts down Sunrise Calendar

Sunrise Calendar app now discontinued and integrated into Outlook
Sunrise Calendar app
More than a year after purchasing Sunrise Atelier, the Redmond giant decides to discontinue Sunrise Calendar and integrate it into Outlook.

Microsoft purchased Sunrise Atelier back in February 2015, and now it looks like the company's Sunshine Calendar app will be discontinued. The main reason is that the entire team is working on Microsoft's Outlook, and there is no time left to maintain that old product.

According to the company's official blog, "The entire Sunrise team is now working side-by-side with the Outlook team and it’s a thrilling moment for us to work on an app of this scale." After this, they also delivered the sad news we mentioned earlier - "Unfortunately, as all good stories go, there’s a sad bit to it: we’re not able to support and update Sunrise anymore. No new features. No bug fixes."

Considering the reasons above, Sunrise has decided to remove the app from the digital stores "in the next few days" and to officially discontinue it on August 31st. Fortunately, most of the features offered by Sunshine Calendar will be added to Outlook.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-12 (Update: 2016-05-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.