As part of its mission to reimagine personalemail from the datacenter all the way to the user experience, the software giant, Microsoft yesterday delivered on that goal with a preview of its new Outlook.com, modern email designed for the next billion mailboxes.
In a telephone meeting hosted by the Windows Corporate Communications team.
Wit this development, Microsoft said that it was right time to reimagine email by introducing a preview of Outlook.com. This is indeed, a break from the past by building a brand newservice from the ground up.
Highlights of the solution, according to Microsoft will include the following:
Modern experience formodern browsers and devices: Part of the highlights, according to Microsoftis that the product gives a fresh, clean user interface that is intuitive to use, worksacross your devices with Exchange ActiveSync, and gets the clutter out of user’s way with 60% fewer pixels in the header and 30% moremessages visible in your inbox.
In addition to this, there is no display ads or large search boxes that take up that extraspace.
Connected to friends and co-workers:
Additionally, the outlook.com preview, Microsoft explained has the capability to be connected to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and soon, Skype.
With the solution, according Microsoft, users can view pictures of their friends, messages, status updates, chats, calls, all powered by an always up-to-date contact list that is similarly connected to those networks.
Smart and powerful: Outlook.com, the software giant added has the ability to automatically sorts your messages from contacts, newsletters, shipping updates, and social updates, and with sweep you can move or delete them in a few clicks.
Accordingly, the service includes free Office Web Apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, as well as SkyDrive.
Puts you in control:
The solution, Microsoft explained further keeps user’s personal mail personal (no ads in person-to-person mails and no scanningyour personal mail to serve ads), and has great tools for power users.
Interestingly, all the basics virtually unlimited storage andindustry-leading spamprotection are included in the in Outlook.com.
It would be recalled that webmail was first introduced with HoTMaiL in 1996.
Back then, it was novel to have a personal email address you could keep for life – one thatwas totally independent from your business or internet service provider.
Eight years later, Google introduced Gmail, which included 1 GB of storage and inbox search.
And while Gmail and other webmail services like Hotmail have added some features since then, not much has fundamentally changed in webmail over the last 8 years – though yesterday’s frustrations about the small size of inboxes are now things of the past.
At the same time, email is becoming lessand less useful as inboxes become cluttered with newsletters and socialupdates, and people increasingly keep up their personal connections in social networks instead of their email address books.
All of this has led many to hope for abetter solution so you don’t have to settle for today’s