Microsoft Introduces New Personal Email Service at Outlook.com

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Microsoft has introduced a new personal email service at Outlook.com.

We think the time is right to reimagine email. So today, we're introducing a preview of Outlook.com. We realized that we needed to take a bold step, break from the past and build you a brand new service from the ground up. You already know Outlook via the Outlook desktop application-for PCs and Macs-as the world's most popular application for reading email, managing a calendar, and connecting to people. And you may have used the Outlook Web App connected to Exchange Server in your organization. Now, in addition to a desktop application and a service for businesses, we're offering Outlook as a personal email service - Outlook.com.

Microsoft has focused on a fresh, clean user interface with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and soon, Skype integration. Outlook.com automatically sorts your messages from contacts, newsletters, shipping updates, and social updates, and with the Sweep feature you can move, delete and set up powerful rules.

Also included is free Office Web Apps -- Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote - which let you view and edit attachments without leaving your inbox. In addition Outlook.com comes with SkyDrive, so if you're sending photos, documents, or just about any other file, you can now put them on SkyDrive and stop worrying about attachment limits.

Try It Out:
● If you're a Hotmail customer and want to upgrade to the Outlook.com preview, just click "Upgrade" in the options menu of Hotmail. Your email address, password, contacts, old email, and rules will remain unchanged, and you can send/receive email from your @hotmail.com or @msn.com or @live.com address. You'll experience it all in the new Outlook.com preview user interface. You can also add an @Outlook.com email address to your account if you want.
● Using Gmail, Yahoo, or another email service? No problem - it's easy to try the preview by going to http://www.outlook.com/. If you have a Microsoft account, just log in and get started. If you don't, it's easy to create a new account with an @Outlook.com email address. Then you can set up Gmail or your other email service to forward your mail to Outlook.com and import your contacts and messages by following these instructions. This will let you use both services for now, but we think that over time, most people will prefer Outlook.com.
● Don't have an email address? Go to Outlook.com and create a new one and you'll be up and running.

Once you're using Outlook.com, you can also set it up on your phone (Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or other phone), tablet (Windows 8, iPad, and Android), in the new Outlook 2013 Preview, or in other mail apps you might use. And because Outlook.com supports Exchange ActiveSync, you can set it up just like you would your Exchange or Hotmail account.

Take a look at the video and screenshots below for more info!

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wendy reininga - December 1, 2012 at 5:37pm
ever since I converted as requested, I have had noting but problems being able to access my e-mail. Not good Microsoft! Please advise how to fix this.
J. - August 1, 2012 at 1:52am
I like what I see so far. Clean interface!
Timmy O-Toole - July 31, 2012 at 10:56pm
lol i try logging in and i get: We're unable to complete your request Windows Live ID is experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. Standard Microsoft, fkn wankers.
digihead - July 31, 2012 at 9:42pm
seriously? they trying to impress people with things that already around for a decade! :D microsoft is so gay!
Brandon - July 31, 2012 at 10:05pm
It does look very nice to be fair, and a major design overhaul was much needed.
Samsung=Shiite - July 31, 2012 at 9:10pm
Still no match for me.com 8-)
Richard Burns - August 1, 2012 at 5:03am
You mean iCloud.com
Samsung=Shiite - August 1, 2012 at 7:07pm
No I mean me.com as is my email ..
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