Not much of interest to the customers, but most of them may not be happy with Microsoft’s trend of ever changing names for their popular email service – Hotmail. Back to 1996, hotmail was one of the first web-based email service launched in 1996 by Sabeer Bhati and Jack Smith. Since then there were series of christened from MSN Hotmail, to Microsoft Hotmail and to Windows Live Hotmail. Until today Microsoft decided to say good by to hotmail officially and promote their enterprise and promising all new Outlook.com.
The new transition from hotmail to outlook brings all new intuitive interface and charm, maybe Microsoft wants everything in Window 8 metro style. Microsoft says outlook is their modern email platform. The new and improved inbox and clutter free design is very appealing, and fits right into Windows 8 touch-based UI category.
Outlook with its new clutter free intuitive seek look and touch based interface will bring in more customers back to Microsfot.
Microsoft claims Outlook as the next generation communication service with integrated messaging (conversations or IMs), perfect for touch based devices and seek. The email below is the welcome to outlook.com from Microsoft themselves.