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Outlook.com already snags 10 million users

Just two weeks following its launch, the new Outlook.com is claiming a milestone number of users.

According to a post on the official Windows Blog, Outlook.com has 10 million users since its launch back in late July.

In case you’ve been living under a rock (or a loyal Gmail user), Outlook.com is Microsoft’s new iteration of Hotmail.

The new webmail service looks incredibly sleek and modern – with almost too much blank space and minimalistic design for some.

When I first blogged about Outlook.com, many of you left angry comments.

"Can I have the Hotmail that I signed up for 12 years ago back please? I am sick and tired of all these changes every 2 years. If its not broken ... DONT FIX IT!" wrote David, along with several others who agreed with him.

"I hate the change and am switching to another service," wrote Sharon.

The feedback wasn’t all negative.

Stephen said he liked the new Outlook.com – and the changes made to SkyDrive.

Speaking of Skydrive, Microsoft also pulled the wraps off details about improvements made to its cloud storage service.

In a nutshell, SkyDrive.com now shares a similar interface – its design is as clean as a hospital operating room.

Also, Microsoft has rolled out apps for Android and support for both Windows and Mac OS X computers, so you can easily access your files from any computer or practically any device.

Do you like what Microsoft is doing with email and cloud storage? 

- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets




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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.