Microsoft Announced that transition from Hotmail to the new Outlook.com is now complete. Microsoft has launched Outlook.com as a new email service that would eventually replace Microsoft Hotmail and open up opportunities for more features to be included. It’s now official that Hotmail is dead.
Microsoft makes the transition from Hotmail to Outlook.com, they are moving over some 150 petabytes of emails and information is just six weeks. Not only that, Microsoft said that current number of users Outlook.com email service has reached 400 million users, a number which is fantastic for a new service. Outlook.com is an interesting service, it has reached one million users in just a few hours after launch.
Microsoft released a free email service Outlook.com in mid last year as a new email service that will replace Hotmail. Behind the launch, Outlook.com brings two new features; SkyDrive integration and SMTP send. With SMTP, it’s easier to send emails from different email addresses. To access this feature, you can check out the Options Menu, and then click More mail settings, select Your email accounts, and then navigate to the Add an email account section.
SkyDrive integration with Outlook.com is not surprising, because this is basically the same thing that made Google for their services; Gmail and Google Drive. But overall, it will facilitate Outlook.com users to save attachments directly to their SkyDrive and easily attach files to email on SkyDrive.