Microsoft transforms Hotmail to Outlook
Since the last eight years, Microsoft is struggling and attempting to transform Hotmail from an ancient email service into a program that fits and moves with the modern times. After all these years, Microsoft is finally here with all that they could give, and the company has put a great deal of thought into the redesigning of site in every way, and everyone is enjoying the results.
The new Hotmail web email service
Today Microsoft made a clean break with Hotmail by launching a new web email service, and with this, Microsoft hopes a new grown-up, not-so-embarrassing brand image. The new Hotmail service carries a new design, a new structure, and the new service does not have an old name, but one that Microsoft believes brings forth far better than Hotmail associations – it will be called Outlook, matching Microsoft’s widely used corporate desktop email and calendar program.
But the new Outlook web service looks nothing like Outlook on the desktop, and while Microsoft says the two work well together. The new look is clean and uncluttered, featuring lots of white space, reminiscent of Google’s recent makeover of Gmail. Users can link up with their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts, to see the latest updates from friends and contacts. Online chat is available via Facebook.
A Facebook-Friendly Hotmail
A fully revamped Facebook-friendly version of its free online email service, which is an attempt to reverse market share losses to Google’s fast-growing Gmail. The world’s largest software company is renaming its Hotmail service Outlook, giving it a sharp new look, social network links, and new features for handling the tide of junk and mass mail that swamps many users.
Hotmail was still the world’s largest online mail service as of June, according to the latest comScore figures available, with 324-million users, or about 36 percent of the global market. In a bid to recapture growth, Microsoft renamed the service Outlook, a name familiar to most corporate workers who use Microsoft’s Office email application, and match up the whole experience. Users can switch over to the new Hotmail service over the next few months. Microsoft said the service is currently a “preview”, meaning more features will likely be added before the final version is fully launched.