Hotmail To Be Replaced by Outlook.com

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Hotmail To Be Replaced by Outlook.com
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 11:37am

It's official: Outlook.com will fully replace Hotmail as Microsoft's webmail service. The company will begin to auto-update accounts, and hopes they will be fully migrated from Hotmail to Outlook.com by this summer.

The move was spurred by surprise growth in the Outlook.com mail service, which has amassed 60 million active users in just six months. Microsoft will also remove the "customer preview" label on the product, and launch a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign.

Read the full story at:  http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/ding-dong-hotmails-dead-all-accounts-switching-outlook-com-summer-1C8415366

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Registered: 06-07-2004
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 2:36pm

I have been using it for a while. It seems to mostly be a switch to make it fit with the Windows 8(PC, tablet, Phone) tiles look.

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 5:55pm

It probably is easier to use with Windows 8 but for me it is clean and fast and I can still keep my hotmail address if I want. I changed over as soon as it was offered. 

I noticed a few other things that were changing that I would suppose has to do with more people using the mobile services. 

But I do like Outlook.