Microsoft launches Outlook.com, introduces metrofied mail on the web Written by Zac on July 31, 2012, 09:30AM
Microsoft, in an attempt to unify it's UI across all platforms, have today launched Outlook.com, a new add-on to it's popular Hotmail service. Outlook.com is practically the same as Hotmail, with the addition of a brand new metro user interface that cleans the whole thing up to make it clean and simple. Check it out!
Outlook.com can be accessed right now with a Windows LIVE ID or Microsoft Account. Logging into Outlook.com will greet you with a new email from Outlook, explaining all the new changes. THe new Metro interface is adaptive and looks great. At the top left of the screen, Outlook users can easily switch between Mail, People, Calendar, and SkyDrive. There is also a Facebook and Twitter integration built-in. At anytime, you can change back to Hotmail, we don't know how long that option will last. We also don't know if Outlook is the new name for Hotmail, or if it's just a temporary name to test out the UI. I'm sure we'll get more news soon. Also, check out our video walkthrough of the service.