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Upgrade from Hotmail to Outlook.com

Since we launched the Outlook.com preview a few days ago, we’ve been humbled and amazed by the reception and by the number of people who have upgraded. In fact, in just the first few days alone, we’ve seen several million people upgrade to Outlook.com. Over the next week we’ll write a series of posts covering upgrading and using Outlook.com, starting with this post covering upgrading from Hotmail, and then followed…

Office 365

The new Outlook Web App extends to tablets and phones

The primary purpose of Outlook Web App (OWA) is to give Exchange users access to their mailboxes from anywhere through the same Outlook UI and functionality they already know and love. In this release, OWA has evolved to reach not only laptop or desktop computers, but also tablets and phones. As we did with desktop browsers, we’ll continue investing in wider and richer support for tablet and phone platforms in…

Outlook

Introducing Outlook.com – Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes

We think the time is right to reimagine personal email. So today, we’re introducing a preview of Outlook.com – modern email for the next billion mailboxes. We realized that we needed to take a bold step, break from the past and build you a brand new service from the ground up. You already know Outlook via the Outlook desktop application-for PCs and Macs-as the world’s most popular application for reading…

Access

Recommended Reading

We’re wrapping up another outstanding week of the Office Preview release. We are getting a lot of great feedback, and hope to get much more. Please continue to help us by sending us your smiles and frowns, and forums feedback on Microsoft Answers, TechNet and MSDN coming. This week many teams across the division have begun blogging about their specific investments. There is a ton of great information out there…

Business

Reading in the new Office

Tristan Davis, Senior Program Manager Lead, Word Nearly two-thirds of user sessions in Word contain no editing at all – the only things that happen once the document is opened are scrolling and zooming changes as the user reads and processes the content. The Word engineering team wanted to focus on creating a refreshed, modern reading experience for the new Word; one that optimized for the times when the user is…

Office 365

The Social Enterprise

Social is rewiring the way we communicate and collaborate. Facebook and Twitter have completely transformed how we connect in our personal lives. And new social tools are making it easier to get things done at work. We believe that the social enterprise needs to be a natural part of the way people get things done, creating a connected experience that extends and enhances familiar tools. And we recognize that companies…

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Office Preview – Getting Started Guide

I’m Beth Petry, I lead Customer Programs for the Office division. Throughout the cycle I’ve had the chance to work with many people evaluating Office. It is an exciting time for us to share it with the world. We’re very excited to have your feedback. Office Preview is off and running! Many thanks to those of you who have downloaded the preview release. We’re getting a lot of great feedback.…