After seven long months following the preview of its email service, Microsoft finally announced the conclusion of its experimental endeavors in an official blog post.
Having acquired Hotmail way back in 1997, Microsoft had made broadcasts in which officials stated the company’s intentions to switch users to another new service very “soon”. However, they were also careful to state that current users of Hotmail would not be forced to change their email ids to an address having outlook.com in it. The announcement also stated that these much awaited changes would see light in the course of summer.
The announcement made clear that users would not face the hassle of changing their personal settings as passwords, contacts, folders, messages, and rules would remain the same when they upgrade their @hotmail.com accounts to outlook.com. There will be no disruption in services what-so-ever.
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Microsoft went on to reveal that outlook.com already has more than 60 million users.
Outlook.com’s marketing campaign comprises two advertisements that showcases the features of this product.
The software giant also stated that it has taken care to receive reviews about their new product from ‘early-adopters’ during the preview period. Following customer review, they have fine-tuned and added new features to make Outlook.com a really impressive product, much like its predecessor Hotmail.com.