Microsoft launches, a new personal mail service

Microsoft has launched a preview of a new modern personal mail service. The new service offers a faster, cleaner and a more fluid user interface, sure to blow you away. Its interactive design makes it easy to use on a desktop, phone or tablet.

The new is a modern email designed for the next billion mailboxes. We are already aware of the Outlook desktop application – it is still the worlds most popular application for reading email, managing a calendar, and connecting to people. Some of you may also be aware of the Outlook Web App connected to Exchange Server. Now, in addition to the Outlook desktop application and the service for businesses, Microsoft is offering Outlook as a personal email service at brings your inbox to life. You can connect to Facebook and Twitter, see your friends’ Facebook updates and Tweets directly in your inbox, sync your contacts information automatically, and more!

If you already have a Microsoft account and want to upgrade to the, 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 or or address. You can also add an email address to your account if you want.

If you don’t have a Hotmail ID, go to and create a new one.

You can read more at the Office Blog.

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  1. Muhammad Shahrukh Khan

    Upgraded. The metro inspired interface is surely better than the old one.

  2. While I’m not a huge fan of the Metro desktop look this is a huge improvement.

  3. Arun Kumar

    good interface. They provided the options to rename and add alias to account. They should have added warning to rename to distinguish it from Add Alias option. I created an alias and trying to change its name, changed the name of my actual account. Wouldn’t affect anything but since I use Outlook desktop to send emails, it will now show the new name of my account. Using web interface however, I can send using old name and alias. Hoping they will come up with an improved Outlook Connector that allows sending using one of the aliases. 🙂

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