Outlook.com Exits Preview, Surpasses 60 Million Active Users in Six Months

Outlook.com Exits Preview, Surpasses 60 Million Active Users in Six Months

Earlier yesterday, Outlook.com announced that it is officially available for all. Over 60 million users have signed up since the release of the preview for Outlook.com.

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Additionally, every Hotmail user will soon be able to upgrade to the new Outlook.com by Q3 of this year. The upgrade will be seamless and instant for all Hotmail users; current customers will receive direct communication regarding the upgrade process. Designed as an email service focused on removing barriers and get people going, Outlook.com features:

  • An intuitive experience on modern browsers and devices
  • Keeps people connected to their friends and colleagues across the networks they really use
  • Provides a smart inbox to handle today's email needs, including SkyDrive for sharing virtually in a single email
  • Putting people in control by prioritizing their privacy

Outlook.com comes with Sweep, a simple but powerful feature that helps people clear out their inbox by moving, archiving, or deleting specific email (and having this happen automatically in the future, if they choose to). The email service was also designed to make it easy to send hundreds of photos, videos and just about everything people want in a single message -- all powered by SkyDrive. Nearly half of the people using Outlook.com have already used SkyDrive to share more than half a billion photos and Office documents.

As Outlook.com comes out of preview, hotmail users will retain their @hotmail.com email address, password, messages, folders, contacts, rules, vacation replies, etc., with no disruption in service. Otherwise, you can upgrade today by simply signing in at Outlook.com.

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