The Future of Outlook.com

This post sponsored by Outlook.com:

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By now you may have heard that Microsoft is retiring it's Hotmail service and replacing it with the new Outlook.com. If you're in the market for a new email service or simply curious to see what other options are out there, head to www.Outlook.com to sign up for your free account.

If you're an existing Hotmail user you can upgrade your experience to the new Outlook.com right now and rename your email address from SteamPunk4Evar@hotmail.com to something that might look a little more professional on your resume (like Your.Actual.Name@outlook.com). Don't worry, you can keep your SteamPunk4Evar@hotmail.com address as an alias.

Outlook.com is currently "in preview" meaning that the boffins who build the service are still fine tuning the experience and adding new features. One of the features currently being worked on is Skype integration. Very soon you'll be able to launch and receive Skype video calls from within your Outlook.com inbox.

No app needed. Even if you're at some random Internet cafe in Bangalore, you can login to Outlook.com and Skype with your friends and family right from your inbox.

But even while we wait for Skype, Outlook.com is jam packed full of awesome features such a beautiful and intuitive new user experience built for both touch and mouse and keyboard; 7GBs of free cloud storage with SkyDrive; Office Web Apps integration allowing you to view, edit and create Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents from within your browser as well as industry leading tools for managing Graymail and spam. So what are you waiting for? For more on Outlook.com or to sign up for a free account head to www.outlookpreview.com