Microsoft Announces the Official Launch of

Today, Microsoft announced that its highly popular email service is ready for prime time. Since the release of last summer as a preview, millions of people have already actively started using it, making it the world’s fastest-growing email service, going from 0 to 60 million in just six months.

Starting today, Microsoft will begin to upgrade every Hotmail user to, so they can benefit from new features like smart integration with their social networks and easy sharing of hundreds of photos and videos within a single message.

The upgrade is seamless and instant for Hotmail customers; their email address, password, contacts, etc., will stay the same.

Read the press release and the post on the Outlook blog to learn more, then check out the new experience today.

Posted by Steve Wiens
Guest Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog