Microsoft unveils new email service
Posted Friday, August 3 2012 at 13:45
Microsoft has moved to regain its lost ground in the email market by launching a new email service.
The product, Outlook.com is an upgrade of outlook email that previously could only be accessed on PC and exchange server in offices.
The new email has a clean user interface that integrates Microsoft office applications, OneNote and social media page updates allowing users to work from their emails without necessarily moving away from it.
For instance, users can edit word documents, power point presentation and excel from their emails as opposed to downloading to make changes.
“Outlook.com preview is connected to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and soon, Skype. You can view pictures of your friends, messages, status updates, chats, calls – all powered by an always up-to-date contact list that is similarly connected to those networks,” said Microsoft in a press statement to new rooms.
At the moment Microsoft has made a sample of the email available as a preview.
However, holders of MSN and Hotmail accounts have been given the option of upgrading to the new version in what IT experts say, could be marking a complete change over to Outlook.com in what they undertake to be the firms ultimate goal and the reason behind the new product.
Outlook.com will work as a personal email and will be available on phones too. The email is automated to file incoming mails like newsletters on folders.
Contrary to outlook emails that could not store more information, Outlook.com capacity has been increased.