Published on August 1st, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper1
Microsoft’s Hotmail reboot: Will the new Outlook convert Gmail users?
Hotmail has made a major makeover to attract more gmail users to mircosofts email client. What do you guys think of the make over? I personally like gmail too much to make the switch back, too little too late.
So long, Hotmail. Microsoft gave the stodgy email service a complete overhaul on Tuesday, rebranding the portal as Outlook.com. The renovated service boasts a minimalist interface that borrows heavily from the tile-driven design of Windows 8. Facebook Chat and Skype’s industry-leading video calls will be built into Outlook, and users can open Microsoft Office files directly in web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Plenty of good addresses with the suffix @outlook.com are still up for grabs, and existing @hotmail users will get to keep their old addresses if they want.
Another perk: Unlike Gmail, Microsoft promises that it won’t scan your inbox for keywords to deliver you targeted ads. “Email remains a very personal experience,” says Microsoft’s Chris Jones. “We know that it’s important for people to feel like they’re in control of what information is used, their privacy, and how their email is connected with other services.” Will the new Outlook woo fed-up Gmailers?
via The Week