Microsoft celebrates first year of Outlook.com with a giveaway

When Microsoft first launched its Outlook.com email service in July 2012 as a replacement for Hotmail, the company put in a "preview" label on it while it got rid of bugs and added new features; Microsoft removed the preview tag on Outlook.com on February 19th, 2013.

Today, a day ahead of the official one year anniversary date, Microsoft is celebrating the removal of the preview label with a new video featuring members of the Outlook.com team. They talk about how they have collected feedback from users in the past 364 days to add new features such as IMAP support and color customization for the top of the Outlook.com page; Microsoft also added Skype integration with Outlook.com in 2013.

Microsoft is also giving Outlook.com users a chance to win some prizes in a Twitter contest today. Folks who use the hashtag #OutlookTurnsOne on a Twitter post will be eligible to win a prize pack from Microsoft, although there's no word on what exactly will be given to the lucky receptions.

Source: Microsoft

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It's a shame that the font rendering seen in the video is not the same as seen in ANY of the available Windows browsers... Looks like they're showing up Outlook.com on Safari!

Been using outlook since day one of the beta. When it was hotmail I wouldn't look at my email in there cause it just looked terribly dated. Outlook came along and blew all the other free providers out of the water.

.___________. Minutes after i saw this i tweeted something with the hastag, outlook.com followed me and tweeted me that i won

This is how web services should be, soooooooo much better than gmail. I really like Outlook.com and am moving all my gmail stuff over. Love the aliases which make spam detection so easy.

Depicus said,
This is how web services should be, soooooooo much better than gmail. I really like Outlook.com and am moving all my gmail stuff over. Love the aliases which make spam detection so easy.

And most importantly their IMAP implementation conforms to the open standard unlike gmail.