Microsoft has released the preview of Outlook.com, a web-based “unified” email that allows the user to consolidate mails and messages from Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo mail.
It is also connected to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and soon – Skype.
You can find more details for the Outlook.com preview on the Outlook blog.
To try out the preview, go to www.outlook.com.
You can use your existing email Microsoft email account or sign up for a new @outlook.com email account to try out the preview.
Below are the highlights of the Outlook.com preview:
Modern experience for modern browsers and devices
A fresh, clean user interface that’s intuitive to use, works across your devices with Exchange ActiveSync, and gets the clutter out of your way with 60% fewer pixels in the header and 30% more messages visible in your inbox.
Plus no display ads or large search boxes that take up that extra space.
Connected to friends and co-workers, wherever they are
Outlook.com preview is connected to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and soon, Skype.
You can view pictures of your friends, messages, status updates, chats, calls – all powered by an always up-to-date contact list that is similarly connected to those networks.
Smart and Powerful
Outlook.com automatically sorts your messages from contacts, newsletters, shipping updates, and social updates, and with sweep you can move or delete them in a few clicks.
Plus, the service includes free Office Web Apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, as well as SkyDrive.
Puts you in control
Keeps your personal mail personal (no ads in person-to-person mails and no scanning your personal mail to serve ads), and has great tools for power users.