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When I first signed up for an Outlook.com account, I was reserved regarding how much I would use it. I have had the same GMail account since receiving an invite years ago, and I figured that Outlook.com wouldn’t come close to replacing GMail. Well I was mistaken. The more I used Outlook.com, the more I loved it. I now use it almost exclusively for new mail and contacts.

But a clean looking, incredibly user friendly interface isn’t all that Outlook.com offers. With the migration of Hotmail users to Outlook.com completed, Microsoft have been quite busy! Microsoft has moved an estimated 150 petabytes of email data over to Outlook.com. (That is a huge amount of data).

So how big is 150 petabytes of data? Well Microsoft News Center posted this infographic:

150 petabytes of data infographic

Some of the new features Microsoft added are:

  • Sending email messages from other email addresses – Now you can email messages from Outlook.com that can appear to come from other email services. You can thus consolidate all your email accounts through Outlook.com.
  •  Deeper SkyDrive integration

For more info on these and other features, take a look at the following post by Dick Craddock on the Outlook Blog. Lastly, Xbox MVP William Devereux chats with Outlook.com Marketing Manager Galileo Vieira on the New Features in Outlook.com.

Enjoy!

Dirk Strauss
Dirk is a Software Developer and Microsoft MVP from South Africa. He loves all things Technology and is slightly addicted to Twitter and Jimi Hendrix. Apart from writing code, he also enjoys writing human readable articles. "I love sharing knowledge and connecting with people from around the world. It's the diversity that makes life so beautiful." Dirk feels very strongly that pizza is simply not complete without Tabasco, that you can never have too much garlic, and that cooking the perfect steak is an art he has yet to master.

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