Hotmail is Officially Dead, Outlook.com has 400 million Active Accounts
Back in august 2012, Microsoft launched Outlook.com as an upgraded version of Hotmail. After that, company was migrating Hotmail users to Outlook.com. Now company has announced that it has done with migrating users account from Hotmail to Outlook.com.
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Microsoft announced that company has moved over 300 million Hotmail accounts to Outlook.com. It was a real challenge for the company because they had to preserver more than 150 million gigabytes of data associated with Hotmail accounts.
“Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve completed upgrading all Hotmail customers to Outlook.com. Coupled with the growing organic excitement for Outlook.com, this has pushed us to over 400 million active Outlook.com accounts, including 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile device using Exchange ActiveSync,” Microsoft announced.
After this migration, Outlook.com has more than 400 million active accounts. Although, most of the Hotmail users do not want to be migrated but company wants them to have a better email experience. Microsoft also believes that users will soon start loving Outlook.com as they love Hotmail.
“Our belief is that as people start using the new experience, they will come to love it even more than they loved Hotmail. We are keenly listening to what our customers have to say, and we’ll make the right set of adjustments to ensure that we make the experience as great as it can be,” it said.
Company also explained that users can use their existing Hotmail email address to login into Outlook.com account. They do not need to change anything in settings.
Really Outlook.com is better than Hotmail. Outlook.com has a nice interface with easy to options. You send emails, access emails with lesser efforts. It is also integrated with Skydrive. All your email attachments will be stored into SkyDrive. With the help of SkyDrive, you can also send larger files in emails. This is similar to what we do in Gmail with Google Drive and In Yahoo with Dropbox.
If you was a Hotmail user and facing problem in Outlook.com, you can see the FAQ section to more about this migration.