Microsoft Relaunches Hotmail As Outlook

Posted By on August 1, 2012

Microsoft is revamping its email service, dropping the Hotmail name in favour of Outlook as it targets mobile users and social media.

The relaunched service has a new, cleaner look and allows users to link up with their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts.

“Email is becoming less and less useful as inboxes become cluttered with newsletters and social updates, and people increasingly keep up their personal connections in social networks instead of their email address books,” Microsoft’s Chris Jones said in a blog post.

“All of this has led many to hope for a better solution so you don’t have to settle for today’s webmail.” [full story…]