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One million people sign up for in six hours

Still way behind Gmail though
Wed Aug 01 2012, 11:28

SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft has revealed that one million people signed up to its webmail replacement for Hotmail called in just six hours.

The firm sounded smug when it announced the statistic on microblogging web site Twitter, saying that it had already signed-up one million people to its Hotmail replacement.

One million people have signed up for a new, modern email experience at Thanks! #outlookpreview…

Announced yesterday, is Microsoft's new web-based email service that will soon replace its obsolescent email offering. The web site brings a slick new look to Microsoft email as it seeks to outdo Gmail with its clean-cut design and simplicity.

The Microsoft webmail service also boasts a number of innovative features such as Facebook and Twitter integration, enabling users to tweet friends and write on their Facebook walls straight from the web site. Skype integration will also be coming to the service soon, which might draw a few more people away from Google's Gmail, which yesterday added Google+ Hangouts for video calling.

Other features of include "virtually unlimited" storage, free Microsoft Office web applications for viewing documents and Microsoft Sweep, which automatically "sorts messages from contacts, newsletters, shipping updates and social updates". µ


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