Microsoft Outlook.com Launched with 60 Million Accounts
Close on the heels of starting a wily campaign attacking Google’s Gmail, software company Microsoft has today, Feb. 19, introduced its email service Microsoft Outlook.com.
Since the release of Outlook.com last summer as a preview, millions of people have already actively started using it, making it the world’s fastest growing email service, going from 0 to 60 million in just six months, claims Microsoft.
In order to promote Outlook.com, Microsoft had recently launched a campaign “Don’t Get Scroogled by Gmail” aimed to hit the popularity of rival Google’s Gmail. (Read: Microsoft Attacks Google’s Gmail with Blistering Campaign)
Microsoft Outlook.com targets four key areas:
- Delivering a new intuitive experience on modern browsers and devices
- Keeping people connected with their friends and co-workers across the networks they really use
- Providing an inbox to handle today’s email needs including SkyDrive for sharing virtually anything in a single email
- Putting people back in control by prioritizing their privacy
Starting today, Microsoft will begin to upgrade every Hotmail user to Outlook.com. The upgrade is seamless and instant for Hotmail customers; everything from their @hotmail.com email address, password, contacts, etc. will stay the same, says the company.