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Outlook.com now lets you chat with Google friends – one more reason to make the switch

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…

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Outlook.com: 400 million active accounts, Hotmail upgrade complete and more features on the way

We’re excited to announce that we’ve completed upgrading all Hotmail customers to Outlook.com. Coupled with the growing organic excitement for Outlook.com, this has pushed us to over 400 million active Outlook.com accounts, including 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile device using Exchange ActiveSync.  We’re also pleased to announce that we’re adding two new features to Outlook.com: SMTP send, so it’s easier to send mail…

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Outlook.com gets two-step verification, sign-in by alias and new international domains

As announced earlier today, over the next few days we are releasing an update to Microsoft account. For people who use Outlook.com, this includes a number of new features such as two-step verification, the ability to sign in with an alias and new international domains for your email address. Read on to learn about this new feature and how to set it up.

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Take control of your schedule with a modern calendar experience for Outlook.com

Today, we’re releasing a new, modern calendar experience for Outlook.com. The Outlook.com calendar has been entirely redesigned with a modern, intuitive interface that puts you in control of your schedule. Our calendar service is faster than ever, helps you focus on the events and appointments and tasks you’ve added, and lets you take your calendar with you on any device. The new Outlook.com calendar is rolling out now and will…

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Details of the Hotmail / Outlook.com outage on March 12th

Outlook.com left preview a few weeks ago, and as part of that, we shared that we’d start to upgrade the hundreds of millions of people using Hotmail to the new, modern Outlook.com experience. We had done multiple pilots during the preview period and learned a ton. Overall, the upgrade has been going very well – people have upgraded much faster than we had expected. The vast majority of people using…

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Get virtually unlimited attachments and get up-to-date with Outlook.com

Outlook.com left preview just a few weeks ago as the world’s fastest growing email service. Millions of customers continue to join Outlook.com daily. We have been humbled by some fantastic reviews and today, we wanted to share more about two features that are customer favorites: the ability to share just about anything in a single message using SkyDrive and the ability to keep your address book automatically updated with info…

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Outlook.com leaves preview as the world’s fastest growing email service going from 0 to 60 million in just 6 months

Last summer, we released a preview of Outlook.com, a new modern email service from Microsoft. Since then, we’ve been humbled by the fast pace of adoption with over 60 million people already actively using Outlook.com. During the same period, we’ve received lots of feedback and made many improvements. Today, we’re excited to announce the next step in this journey: Outlook.com is coming out of preview and people everywhere can get…