One year ago today, Microsoft announced Outlook.com, a new web-based email service. After several months of having the service labeled as a public preview, Microsoft officially launched Outlook.com in February and has transitioned its former Hotmail users to the new service.
Today, Microsoft celebrated the one year anniversary of Outlook.com's reveal in a blog post and infographic that shows some of the highlights of the past year. Microsoft claims that since the first day of its public preview, it has added "over 600 additions, changes and improvements, packaged in 34 feature releases." Some of that feedback has come from Neowin readers in the Outlook.com Insider program.
Some of those additions include Skype video messaging, support for Google Talk, and a way to sign in with an alias. The blog adds, "We know there are 1 or 2 big ones you've asked for that we haven't quite gotten to yet. We hear you and we're working on it."
Microsoft also says it has changed how it received feedback from Outlook.com users to make it more accessible. As a result, Microsoft says it has received 50 times more feedback submissions per month than it did with the old Hotmail service.
Microsoft also said it has made over 100 updates to help improve performance, reliability and stability. At the same time, the company admits that sometimes the service has not worked as well as they would have liked. Indeed, there was a brief outage earlier today. Microsoft states that they are "... not okay with these types of issues." It added, "We'll absolutely continue to invest a ton in performance and reliability to ensure you have a stellar experience that keeps getting better."
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