Outlook.com News & Analysis
| Thursday Dec 12, 2013
Boasting claims of improved productivity and communications, Microsoft is offering a new Outlook.com tool to help small business users switch from Gmail.
Microsoft might also want to offer a similar feature for Yahoo Mail customers after recent problems that just seem to be growing worse.
| Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
Microsoft Outlook.com Integration with Skype
Microsoft has announced that the integration of Skype and Outlook.com is now finally available in the US and Canada, as well as a number of European countries, having announced a preview version of the integration in the UK at the end of April.
| Thursday Aug 15, 2013
A couple of notable points this week in the document management space, including the outage of Microsoft Outlook.com, will be of concern to many business users. HP-Autonomy is back with an upgrade to LiveVault, while Axceler’s ViewPoint offers Yammer and SharePoint support and Layer2 is helping SharePoint users find information. Lets take a look ...
| Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
If you always suspected that Google was reading your emails, in a legal motion filed in a California court, Google admits that it is indeed doing just that. And ... it says that users should not expect the content of their emails to be private.
| Tuesday Jun 18, 2013
Microsoft kills linked accounts functionality in Outlook.com
When Microsoft introduced Outlook.com as a Hotmail replacement that was equally good as both a personal and business email service, it also introduced linked accounts. Microsoft, however, has changed its mind about linked accounts and will scrap this functionality at the end of July.
| Tuesday May 14, 2013
Launch a Gchat session right from an Outlook.com email message with the Google contacts integration.
Google's instant messaging service has been integrated into the Microsoft universe, at least when it comes to the Web based Outlook.com and the cloud based SkyDrive storage app.
| Friday May 3, 2013
The move form Hotmail to Outlook.com is over. It's official. According to a post on the Microsoft Office blog, everyone on Hotmail has been upgraded and everyone that doesn't already have access to the features Microsoft has been adding over the past months will be given access in the coming months.
| Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
In another small step forward for Outlook.com, Microsoft has announced that it is making Skype available through the Outlook.com interface. However, unless you are part of a small group of people in the UK that have been offered access to a small beta test, you will have to wait until a little bit later in the year for the new functionality.
| Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
In light of the ongoing change-over from Hotmail to Outlook.com, news from Microsoft that it has upgrade its Outlook.com app for Android.
| Thursday Mar 14, 2013
This week has been a busy one for Microsoft. Outlook.com went down because of overheating in data centers while there have been a couple of releases for SharePoint including Metalogix for big files and ShareVault’s document transfer for SharePoint. Kofax has also upgraded is capture capabilities.
| Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
Trouble with Outlook.com is now in its second day as Microsoft struggles to resume service to many users, spread around the world.
| Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
In December we took a look at Microsoft’s Hotmail email replacement service Outlook.com to see how it was coming along. At the time Microsoft said that about 25 million people had made the jump with a lot more getting ready. Two months later, users number 60 million, the new service is out of Preview and able to scale to one billion users.
| Wednesday Dec 19, 2012
There’s nothing like the season of goodwill to bring out the best in technology giants. In the case of Microsoft and Google, just when you might have thought they couldn’t find anything else to fight over, they’ve started slinging shots at each other over email and contacts synching.
| Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
By the looks of things, we are entering the End of Days for Hotmail. In spite of this, Microsoft is still not finished tinkering under the hood of Outlook.com, Hotmail's replacement, having just introduced new security features that should improve it.
| Thursday Aug 16, 2012
When I conduct social media audits for clients, I use a variety of tools to discover what’s being said about, by and around a company and its brand. The first thing you’ll notice about doing a social media audit is that there is no one reliable way to search for all that information across platforms. But thanks to a new tool from Social Searcher, we’re getting closer.