Microsoft replaces Hotmail with

New cloud mail service intended to be easier to use, better connected

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Microsoft replaces Hotmail with The new Outlook includes features for managing contacts, mails and apps.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 1, 2012

Microsoft has announced an overhaul of its free email service Hotmail.

The service has been rebranded as, and Microsoft describes is as reimaging of personal email, and "modern email designed for the next billion mailboxes".

Microsoft HoTMaiL was originally launched in 1996, and had around 369m users by March 2011.

The new design is intended to reduce clutter in inboxes, and be easier to use, with an interface more inline with Microsoft Office Outlook, and to work better on mobile devices.

Microsoft says that 50% of email in a typical inbox today is newsletters, and another 20% is social network updates. To manage this, will have a cleaner interface with more visibility of messages, rules to better organize emails, and automatic connection to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google, with Skype to follow will also include Microsoft's Office Web Apps, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, so that users can view and edit attachments in the inbox. also incorporates Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage solution, with 7GB of storage.

Chris Jones, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Windows Live commented: "We think the time is right to re-imagine personal email, from the data centre to the user experience. So today we're introducing a preview of"

Current Hotmail users can upgrade to through existing Hotmail accounts, and a preview is available at

2418 days ago

I have new ideas for the e-mail services ..
These features are not yet added ..
to whom in Microsoft I should these ideas ..


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