Microsoft is killing the Sunrise Calendar
Sunrise calendar was bought by Microsoft few years ago. It was a great calendar application, but unfortunately, Microsoft is closing the service on August 31. Also, we must indicate that its app was not receiving any update since the last year. Anyway, here is the goodbye note written by Sunrise team.
As some of you might already know, we were acquired by Microsoft last year and have now moved on to work on Outlook for iOS and Android. Different products, same goal: making your day-to-day life easier and more enjoyable to manage.
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. 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. For us, that’s the definition of a lousy app and it’s not a user experience we want to leave you with. For this reason, we’ll be removing Sunrise from the app stores in the next few days. On August 31st, we’ll officially shut down the app and it will stop working all together.
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.
Whether you decide to follow us to Outlook or not, we couldn’t go without first saying a massive THANK YOU. You’ve been with us all the way and Sunrise wouldn’t have been great without all of you supporting us, sending us feedback, encouraging us to fix bugs and sharing the app with your friends.
Today, we’re taking on a new challenge, helping even more people be more productive on the go. We hope you’ll be there with us too.
Pierre, Jérémy, Joey, Christophe, Victor, Pierre-Elie, Arnaud, Aurélien, Sébastien, Will, Ari, Alice, Silas, Becca, Marie, Aymeric, Bobby, Thibault, Jean