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2 August 2012 | Category: Online
Microsoft has given all Hotmail users the opportunity to join their new Outlook mail service, which is apparently going to be the permanent switch as they look to cut off Hotmail.
While it is unknown the specific reason behind Microsoft’s fast move from Hotmail to Outlook, many believe it is due to Office 2013’s huge Skydrive usage and how Office 2013 will be the most web based package that Microsoft have ever brought out.
Outlook has been an Office application since Powerpoint and Excel - but instead of being a mail service, it was a mail generated that worked in cooperation with all the other services. It had many features that allowed business and professionals to make their emails look better before being offloaded on Google mail, Hotmail, Yahoo mail or another service.
Bringing Outlook to the web shows Microsoft’s development in making a full ecosystem of technology work simultaneously, both with hardware and software. Connecting to the web more easily through applications is what Windows 8 and Office 2013 looks like doing.
Outlook looks to provide a more social mail service, with connectivity to Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social services. Microsoft have said that they will soon add Skype to the social tools, allowing you to voice chat with friends through Outlook. Suggestions have been raised about voice mail, allowing someone to send a mail through video or voice, instead of text.