Microsoft Web-based Outlook Email Service

Microsoft has clearly decamped to web application and open services even as it demos Outlook Client Email service, Tuesday. The new webmail service will be replacing Hotmail, and represents the next generation of messaging system according to the Outlook blog.

The new Outlook.com, dubbed "modern email designed for the next billion mailboxes", is Microsoft answer to Gmail and Google Enterprise services.

Microsoft Oultlook desktop application  for PC and Mac is perhaps the most popular enterprise application for email and office collaboration, with the Outlook web application, connecting Organizations Exchange Server. The company by the new service intends offering Outlook as an email service for modern browsers and devices.

Outlook.com is built with social networking in mind, instead of only the conventional inbox, users have the option to view updates from popular social networking sites, which includes: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin. Also, it includes free web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, with additional storage space through Microsoft's cloud service, SkyDrive. The Skype messaging capabilities is also featured in the new webmail service.

It automatically sorts your messages from contacts, newsletters, shipping updates, and social updates, and with the "Sweep" features you can move, delete and set up powerful rules.

Hotmail users who want to upgrade to Outlook.com preview simply need to go to option menu of Hotmail and click on "upgrade". While, email address, password, contacts, old email, and rules will remain unchanged, and you can send or receive email from your @hotmail.com or @msn.com or @live.com address.You can also add an @Outlook.com email address to your account.
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