Today Microsoft unexpectedly introduced a preview of Outlook.com which is basically a cleaned up/modern version of Hotmail. Microsoft focused on a fresh and clean user interface and social network integration like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and Skype. If you were not lucky enough to create an email address with your name or something you’ve always wanted then by now you’re out of luck but you can still try it out for yourself. Follow Microsoft’s instructions below:
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.
If you don’t want to join just yet then check out the videos after the break which show a first look and walkthrough of Outlook.com.