Simplified and Classic ribbon bars for Outlook on the Web

One of the difficult things to get used to when trying to convert over to Outlook on the Web (from the Outlook client) is that all the various options, buttons, and settings are in different places. Microsoft is trying to make that easier by adding a new ribbon bar to Outlook on the web. This brings it closer to the user experience you’d find in the Outlook client. Here’s how that works…

Where did my Ribbon Bar commands go?

Some time and somehow over the last couple of days, my Outlook email started showing up with the Ribbon Bar tabs appearing but none of the commands underneath them. To do anything with my email, I had to click the Messages tab to get all the related commands. Since this had One Minute Office Magic tip written all over it, I decided to figure out what I did and how to fix it.