Outlook.com migration complete, service hits 400 million active accounts

By Jos
May 2, 2013
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  1. Microsoft today announced it has completed moving its Hotmail.com users over to Outlook.com, roughly nine months after first taking the wraps off its revamped email service at the end of July 2012. According to the company, there are currently 400...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,228   +329

    This prompted me to creating a new account on outlook.com

    I was expecting to see an interface almost identical with Outlook 2013 on the desktop, but to my surprise the two resemble almost nothing, just default palette. And that's the reason I didn't feel like continuing with my test.

    I would like to find unity across desktop, web and touch-screen with office documents, and until I do, I stick with just Google documents.
  3. To be honest, I want it to be different. What's the point of paying outlook 2013 then?
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,228   +329

    If you want your Office 2013 to be different from Office 365, you would be in a dying minority. Most people want unity when it comes to using the same application across platforms.

    And the point of using Outlook 2013 is the same and as general as for the entire Office 2013:
    1. Maintaining local storage of all your documents, for the reasons of security and/or portability.
    2. To be able to share documents across a local network / intranet.
    3. To be able to continue working while not connected to the Internet.
    4. To avoid any chance of data loss while using an unstable internet connection.
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 743   +14

    I wonder if you can still use @live.com. Last time I checked, you still could.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    I still have a hotmail.com domain. I wonder if that will ever change.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Outlook.com is free, Outlook is not. If the two looked the same and performed the same, this would be bad.
  8. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TechSpot Booster Posts: 239   +27

    outlook.com, @live.com, and hotmail.com are all still choices available. I went ahead and made another email account with the outlook.com to go with my main @live.com mail account, so far I am really enjoying the new layout of outlook.com I have been using it for around 4 months now. I have always been a hotmail or live mail person ever since leaving my ISP mail, thought the new layout and features added a lot to the service.
  9. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    Given I still use an address with hotmail.com I'd say you can.
    Hotmail Android app has needed an overhaul for a long time now, this isn't a bad start. Still prefer Gmail app though.
  10. j05hh

    j05hh Newcomer, in training Posts: 91   +15

    Still no imap sync only pop
  11. It does support Exchange ActiveSync which is superior to IMAP.


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