With around six months after its debut last July, Microsoft has decided that Outlook.com is now ready for the market in its full capacity as the Redmond giant has officially take out the service out of its preview form. However, this development directly affected the company’s other email service – Hotmail – as all existing Hotmail users will be moved to Outlook.com permanently.
As expected, Microsoft promises that the move will be seamless and it is expected to be completed by summer of this year although users are able to do the upgrade themselves just by logging in to Outlook.com. The company also stated that everything from users’ Hotmail account including @hotmail.com address, contacts, password, messages, contacts, folders and many more will still be intact once they moved to Outlook.com.
Well, it seems like this is pretty much the end of Hotmail as we know it after 16 years in the business. Then again, 60 million people (according to Microsoft) have already adopted Outlook.com since its debut which definitely counts for something.