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The sun is officially setting on Sunrise, but the Outlook is good

Microsoft has been bracing fans of the popular Sunset calendar app for its impending closure for more than half a year; now it’s happening.

As warned back in October when Microsoft acquired the application, Microsoft is building it into a new version of Outlook for iOS.

Sunrise will be pulled from the App Stores within the next few days, while it’s expected to be totally shuttered at the end of August.

In a blog post, Microsoft said it’ll no longer be supporting the application with new features or bug fixes.

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“We’re not able to support and update Sunrise anymore. No new features. No bug fixes,” the Sunrise team wrote.

“For us, that’s the definition of a lousy app and it’s not a user experience we want to leave you with.”

The team said it hoped users would follow them to Outlook where all of the “most loved features” will be integrated.

As heartbreaking as this sounds, we’re hard at work bringing the magic of Sunrise to the Outlook apps, with all your most loved features – interesting calendars, event icons and calendar apps. We’re confident you’ll be able to find our special touch there too,” the company wrote.

The Sunrise team’s influence can be seen in the new version of Outlook, but the calendar app’s features will be gradually added as time moves on.

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