Hotmail Killed, Outlook.com launched by Microsoft, Hotmail Timeline since 1996

Microsoft has introduced a Minimalist Email service to replace its legacy email service, Hotmail.com which was around for email users since 1996.

Microsoft released it a day back and is open to everyone, Just head over to Outlook.com get your own outlook.com email ID

“We realized that we needed to take a bold step, break from the past and build you a brand new service from the ground up,” Microsoft said in a post. “Now, in addition to a desktop application and a service for businesses, we’re offering Outlook as a personal email service – Outlook.com.”

Microsoft says Outlook.com is a “modern email designed for the next billion mailboxes,” and the company has added a few features that make it stand out a bit.

Outlook.com will let users sync their accounts with various social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as Skype sometime soon.

Microsoft has been upgrading their entire Office Suite and also introduced Office365 (Cloud Office) all to sync its looks and feel with the Metro UI it already has on Windows 8 and Windows Phone Mango 7.5 and above.

If you are one of those who wishes to have [email protected], Go do it now, chances are, it maybe taken by someone else, but if not, go reserve here

The service is free and Microsoft says it has “virtually unlimited storage.” Users of other email clients, including Gmail and Yahoo, can also use Outlook.com to manage their emails. Microsoft says those users can also add an “@outlook.com” email if they’d like. “This will let you use both services for now, but we think that over time, most people will prefer Outlook.com,” the company said.

Check out the Hotmail Timeline and how it went into the Freezer

The DNetWorks Team