We all know that Microsoft is upgrading all its services and products to match with Windows 8 Metro UI. Recently we saw it in upcoming "Office 2013" Customer Preview version and now its turn of a new announcement from Microsoft.
Microsoft has introduced a brand new email service Outlook.com. We all are aware of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express products. Microsoft Outlook is a part of Office suite and is one of the best and widely used email Desktop client for Windows. Outlook Express was a part of Windows but it was discontinued by Microsoft in Windows Vista.
Outlook.com is a new email service from Microsoft which comes with a clean interface inspired by Windows 8 Metro UI. Windows 8 also comes with a built-in Mail app which looks very similar to Outlook.com UI.
Since its a new service, chances are you'll get your desired username for your email account. If you already have a Hotmail or Live email account, you can upgrade it to new Outlook.com UI using Options menu.
Outlook.com comes with many interesting features such as integration with your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google and SkyDrive accounts.
You'll not see any annoying ads in this new email service and its UI has been optimized to provide more reading space for your emails. It uses Exchange ActiveSync which helps you in accessing your emails, calendar and people experience on your smartphone, tablet and Outlook 2013.
Following is a preview of Outlook.com UI:
How to apply?
According to Microsoft, if you're a Hotmail customer and want to upgrade to the Outlook.com preview, just click "Upgrade" in the options menu of Hotmail. Your email address, password, contacts, old email, and rules will remain unchanged, and you can send/receive email from your @hotmail.com or @msn.com or @live.com address. You'll experience it all in the new Outlook.com preview user interface. You can also add an @Outlook.com email address to your account if you want.
If you don't have a Hotmail account and using Gmail, Yahoo, or another email service, you can create a brand new email account by going to following URL:
Feel free to post your feedback about this new email service in your comment. Do you like the new UI?