Goodbye Hotmail, hello Outlook.com
Launched Tuesday, Outlook.com appears to be going in bold direction, redirecting visitors from Hotmail.com to the new service.
Microsoft tells me its new email header contains 60 per cent fewer pixels and 30 per cent more messages are viewable in a user’s inbox.
At first, I was thrown off by this statistical bombardment of percentages and pixels, but in reality, it does look easier to use.
* Photos: See the new Outlook.com for yourself
The new email service also runs out Exchange ActiveSync, so that should offer better syncing options on smartphones and tablets.
Of course, Microsoft has tossed in cloud integration, meaning you can open and edit documents using free Office web apps such as Word and PowerPoint.
Users will also be able to interact, post and chat with Facebook users from Outmail.com.
So it looks great and is supposed to be easier to use – but will you use it?
For active Hotmail users, there’s no choice. But if you’ve moved on to Gmail or given up on email altogether (ie. BBM, Facebook messaging addicts), this change will hardly hit you.
What do you think of the change?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets