Conclusion: Outlook remains the business email, calendar, and contact software of choice. The 2013 version, though not a watershed, offers welcome refinements.
Pros: Sleek new design. Mail previews. Weather bar in Calendar. Social connectors for richer contact views. Full Exchange support. Integrates with Lync. Peeks give quick access to contacts, calendar, and tasks. Conversation view. Quick actions. Mailbox cleanup tools.
Cons: Expensive as standalone program. Print feature hides some options. No Google Apps connector yet.