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Go from an Outlook email straight to Skype with the new update

Go from an Outlook email straight to Skype with the new update

By 4 March 2014

Microsoft has announced that its Skype integration in Outlook.com is now complete and live for users worldwide. The company originally revealed in April 2013 that a preview of the integration would begin to roll out, and the UK be among the first to have... >>

Microsoft gives Outlook site an easier import tool, encouraging Gmail users to make the switch

Microsoft gives Outlook site an easier import tool, encouraging Gmail users to make the switch

By 11 December 2013

Microsoft loves to attack Google, and its latest act of war is a better import tool that makes it easier for Gmail users to switch to Outlook.com. "Today, we are announcing a new service that makes it easier than ever to import your Gmail account to Outlook.com.... >>

Bizarre Yahoo memo begs employees to stop using Outlook

Bizarre Yahoo memo begs employees to stop using Outlook

By 26 November 2013

Yahoo Mail has yet to win over the masses. In fact, it hasn't even hooked the people working at Yahoo. At first glance, this was going to be a story about an internal memo that Yahoo sent to employees recently, pleading for them to switch from Microsoft... >>

Outlook for Android updated, now able to download all mail and support for aliases

Outlook for Android updated, now able to download all mail and support for aliases

By 11 October 2013

Microsoft has updated its Outlook Android application, adding several new features in the process. Version 7.8.2.12.49.0430 (no, really) introduces server-side search, the ability to search all mail, regardless of whether it's synced to your device or... >>

Microsoft's Outlook.com gets IMAP, meaning more third-party app support

Microsoft's Outlook.com gets IMAP, meaning more third-party app support

By 12 September 2013

After a long wait, Microsoft has finally announced IMAP (and OAuth) support for Outlook.com users. Outlook users will now have email access from more third-party applications, including Mac Mail and Thunderbird on a Mac. Why the long wait for IMAP support?... >>

Skype for Outlook.com preview now available in US, UK and elsewhere

Skype for Outlook.com preview now available in US, UK and elsewhere

By 19 August 2013

Microsoft announced on Monday that the preview of its Skype integration in Outlook.com is now live for users in the UK, US, Germany, France, Brazil and Canada. The company originally revealed in April that a preview of the integration would begin to roll... >>

Outlook 2013 RT coming to Microsoft Surface and other tablets as part of Windows 8.1

Outlook 2013 RT coming to Microsoft Surface and other tablets as part of Windows 8.1

By 5 June 2013

Microsoft has announced it will be bringing a version of its new Outlook 2013 application to Windows RT tablets, including the Microsoft Surface and other Windows 8 slates from a variety of other hardware manufacturers. Revealed during Computex 2013 in... >>

App of the day: Outlook.com review (Android)

App of the day: Outlook.com review (Android)

By 30 May 2013

Android gets email right, as long as you're loyal to Gmail. You will have a frustrating time if you're a Hotmail or Yahoo user, and want to enjoy the same rich experience as you'd get within Google's own apps. And that's not much of a surprise. And with... >>

Skype integrated with Outlook.com, call and IM from your email

Skype integrated with Outlook.com, call and IM from your email

By 30 April 2013

Skype is now available integrated into Outlook.com, meaning you'll be able to access the IM and calling service through Microsoft's inbox.  Integrating Skype and Outlook.com is the latest move by Microsoft as it looks to move the popular calling service... >>

Hotmail is dead, long live Outlook.com: Now with 60 million active users

Hotmail is dead, long live Outlook.com: Now with 60 million active users

By 19 February 2013

Microsoft has announced that it's finally pulling the plug on Hotmail, the service it bought in 1997 for about $400m from founders Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. To be fair, this sounds more dramatic than the reality, which is that the user interface is... >>