The Outlook.com Migration Is Here
Outlook.com Is Here – Like It or Not
When Microsoft told us “we will soon upgrade every Hotmail user to Outlook.com,” we had no idea how soon that would be. Most expected the change to happen by summer 2013, but the upgrade has already happened for many, including Email on Acid. As of today, all of our accounts have been migrated and we can no longer offer screen shots for Hotmail. Hopefully this won’t affect too many of our users, as Hotmail will soon be completely extinct.
We already blogged about Outlook.com’s similarities to Hotmail when it comes to email design, sometimes a headache for designers. Users of the service will gain access to a clean, new interface and calendars. Those who don’t like the change won’t be able to move back, but many may look for a different email service elsewhere. Yes, you’ll keep your hotmail.com or live.com address, as well as all of your email and the information stored in your account.
Which browsers support Outlook.com?
Outlook.com works best on Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10; Chrome 17 and higher; Firefox 10 and higher; and Safari 5.1 on Mac. It works pretty well on Internet Explorer 7; Google Chrome 16 and 5; Firefox 9 and 5; Safari 5.1 on Windows; and Safari 5 on Windows and Mac. It doesn’t work at all on Internet Explorer 6 and older; Google Chrome 4 and older; Firefox 4 and older; and Safari 4.X and older.
How about you? Have you been moved to Outlook.com, or are you still able to use Hotmail.com? Are you excited about the change? Let us know in the comments below!
Author: Alex Ilhan
Hailing all the way from England, Alex brings his email development expertise along with an endless stream of cups of tea and British cynicism. Follow him on Twitter: @omgitsonlyalex.