Today Microsoft introduced Outlook.com, a new and can be considered as an improved counterpart to its webmail service Hotmail. Outlook.com is simple, fluid and interactive in design that makes it easy to use whether you’re on a desktop, phone or tablet.
A preview of Outlook.com is now available for everyone though the company is yet to announce the final release plans. But the first hand experience of Outlook.com is really good. Just like its predecessor (Hotmail) it will be free email service with features from Hotmail and Exchange, and users will also be able to import contacts from Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and LinkedIn.
Microsoft shared the first glimpse of Outlook.com on official Facebook page. The post read as,
Today we introduced Outlook.com, a new personal email service that reimagines the way that people use email – from a cleaner look, to fewer and less obtrusive ads, to new connections to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
The main features that come packed with Outlook.com are:
Share and collaborate with Office
Open and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files with full fidelity right in your inbox. Save Office documents, photos, or other large files and share them with friends without having to deal with attachments, using SkyDrive.
Alive with your people
Your Outlook.com address book comes alive with today’s photos, statuses and updates. You can see your friends’ photos and the latest updates from Outlook, Facebook, or other social networks.
Automate your inbox
Outlook.com gives you the best spam protection in the industry, with the best tools to get rid of the newsletters, social updates and daily deals so you can get to the email you want. Fast.
You can also try the new Outlook.com with your Hotmail Live sign in credentials or create a new email with @outlook.com address at http://www.outlook.com