Microsoft’s announced Outlook.com on Tuesday , a new online email service which gives its email application a much-needed makeover, it cleans up the inbox user interface and adds several social networking features . Outlook.com will exist separately from Hotmail, feature-wise, the email features are basically the same across the two services,visually - Outlook.com is everything Hotmail is not,clutter free, no in your face ads and a minimal interface.
New Features include integration with Social Networks, its connected to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, Google, and soon, Skype. Outlook.com automatically messages from contacts, newsletters, shipping updates, and social updates, and with the Sweep features you can set up email rules.
“We think the time is right to reimagine email. So today, we’re introducing a preview of Outlook.com. 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 email, managing a calendar, and connecting to people. And you may have used the Outlook Web App connected to Exchange Server in your organization.”, wrote Chris Jones on Microsft Office’s Blog.