Last year, we announced that Skype was available for Outlook.com customers in several countries around the globe, bringing two of the world’s largest communication services together. Today, we are excited to announce the worldwide availability of Skype for Outlook.com, making it even easier to stay connected to the people you care about most.
One year ago today, Outlook.com came out of preview and rolled out to people worldwide. It’s been a great year. We’ve learned a lot, heard great feedback from customers and continue to work every day to deliver the most personal and productive email service. We believe more than ever that Outlook.com is the best email choice for people around the world.
I’m excited to share that we have made a significant update to the Android app for Outlook.com, which is available today. This update includes over 150 improvements, along with some new features. Outlook.com mobile usage has tripled from what it was a year ago, and we’re committed to delivering a great experience to our customers no matter where they check their email.
One of our principles is that we should adapt to how you want to work, not vice versa. This is why we allow you to use any email address to sign in to your Microsoft account. We’ve also heard from you that over time things change with your account — you might get married, start a new job, move or any number of life events that make you want to…
You’ve been a tremendous help in making Outlook.com a better service for all of us–and the world’s fastest growing email service–so we want to take a moment to say thank you. Your feedback has been key to delivering over 600 additions, changes and improvements, packaged in 34 feature releases in the last year.
Linked accounts were introduced in 2006 as a way to quickly switch between different accounts each with their own email address. Over the next couple months, we will stop supporting linked accounts and instead help people move to a more robust and secure way of managing multiple email addresses: aliases.
We’re excited to announce that you can chat with your Google friends directly from Outlook.com. With this feature, the next time you’re reading an email from someone who uses Gmail, you can reply with a quick chat right from your Outlook.com inbox. And if you’re working together on an Office document from SkyDrive, you can send an instant message to a Google contact with just a click. We’re rolling out…