Microsoft Officially Launches Outlook.com

Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:01am EST

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link
below:

http://pdf.reuters.com/pdfnews/pdfnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130219:nPnMM61684

With 60 million active accounts, now fastest growing email service in the world.
REDMOND, Wash.,  Feb. 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Microsoft Corp announced
that its highly popular email service, Outlook.com, is ready for primetime. 
Since the release of Outlook.com last summer as a preview, millions of people
have already actively started using it, making it the  world's fastest growing
email service, going from 0 to 60 million in just six months.   

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: 
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60076-microsoft-outlook-email-service

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130219/MM61684LOGO)  

A vision for modern email  

Email is a critical part of our everyday lives; email plays a crucial role in
how we get things done.  Outlook.com was designed as an email service focused on
removing barriers and simply  getting people going.  Outlook.com gets people
going in four key areas:

* Delivering a beautiful, fresh and intuitive experience on modern browsers and
devices  
* Keeping people connected with their friends and co-workers across the networks
they really use  
* Providing a smart and powerful inbox to handle today's email needs including
SkyDrive for sharing virtually anything in a single email  
* Putting people back in control by prioritizing their privacy

More than 60 million help make the Outlook.com vision come to life

Through the preview, Microsoft has heard a great deal about customers' favorite
features, the way they use the product, and how well Outlook.com is delivering
on the company's vision for modern email.  For example, Outlook.com lets
customers connect to popular social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and
Twitter.  Today, millions of people are using those features to keep up-to-date
with friends' contact info updates, photos and Tweets.  Outlook.com is also
designed to make it easy to send hundreds of photos and videos in a single
message - all powered by SkyDrive.  After only six months, nearly half of all
people using Outlook.com have already used SkyDrive to share more than half a
billion photos and Office documents.

A great upgrade for Hotmail customers

Starting today, Microsoft will begin to upgrade every Hotmail user to
Outlook.com.  The upgrade is seamless and instant for Hotmail customers;
everything from their @hotmail.com email address, password, contacts, etc. will
stay the same.   Now Hotmail customers will get all the benefits from the
redesigned Outlook.com experience: a fresh and intuitive user interface, lots of
new features, and better performance.   

Get started today

Those who would like to get the new benefits of the Outlook.com experience can
check it out today at  Outlook.com.   

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software,
services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full
potential.

SOURCE  Microsoft


Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-503-443-7070,
rrt@waggeneredstrom.com

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.