In case you missed it, Hotmail is now Outlook, which is the official Microsoft email service. It is recommended for Hotmail account holders to head over to outlook.live.com, sign in using their existing details, and upgrade their Hotmail accounts to that of Outlook.
Let’s head over at Hotmail’s (now known as Outlook) login page for anything new just in time for the exciting design that Microsoft has been rolling out.
Introducing the New Hotmail Login Page
To be clear, Hotmail and Outlook are not one and the same. Hotmail may very well be Outlook’s predecessor. When a user signs in using his/her Hotmail account on Outlook, he/she will be directed to create a new alias for his/her outlook.com address. As previously reported, Outlook.com accounts were migrated to Office 365 that boasts of business-level email security for free.
When you head over to the Outlook page, you have the option to sign in, create an account and/or get a premium account, which is an ad-free but paid service.
Three things stand out at the login page:
- Hotmail/Outlook accounts have a focused inbox where priority emails are filtered into.
- Itineraries on your email are automatically added to your calendar.
- With your Outlook email, you’ll be able to work seamlessly with other apps such as Office for your documents, Dropbox for document sharing, Uber, Facebook, and even Skype.
Outlook and Skype integration
This Skype integration makes it easier to call someone from any Outlook inbox. Indeed, the redesigned Outlook user interface also features more information on profile cards of contacts.
The people and calendar features, according to the report, will be in beta while the Skype integration will be a standard feature from hereon.
It’s important to scan through the Outlook login page to see what’s new and what’s most compatible with you.