Starting today, users can sign up for a preview of the new Outlook.com service from Microsoft. This new service will replace their current free mail service, hotmail or live mail. New users are presented with a few keys bullets upon signing up as to why its better:
- Outlook is modern—you get a fresh, clean design that’s intuitive to use.
- Outlook is connected—your conversations come to life with your friends’ photos, Tweets, and recent Facebook updates.
- Outlook is productive—you get free Word, Excel, and PowerPoint web apps built in with 7 GB of free cloud storage.
- Outlook is private—you’re in control of your data, and your personal conversations aren’t used for ads.
That last bullet looks like a direct hit at Google’s gmail service. The interface is simple and seems to mirror the flat, almost washed out look, typical of their upcoming Windows 8 operating system, its suite of metro apps and the Office 2013 software products.
There is also a short marketing video upon logging in for the first time.
I think its worth checking out. So head on over and grab your new outlook.com email address today.