In This Chapter
Getting the scoop on Hotmail’s long and tortured history
Starting out with Outlook.com
Finding out if Outlook.com went down
Getting some advanced Outlook.com tips
Two months before Microsoft shipped the original Windows 8, the folks in Redmond dropped a bomb on the online email world. Hotmail — one of the best-recognized brands on the planet — would be put out to pasture, replaced by something completely different. Yes, Microsoft tossed out a brand as well known as “Coca-Cola” or “taxi” or “Visa” and replaced it with … Outlook.com.
If you think that the name Outlook.com was chosen because Microsoft’s new flagship online email service-formerly-known-as-Hotmail looks or acts like Outlook in Office, or Outlook Express, or the Outlook Web App, or Outlook on the iPad, or the Universal “Metro” Outlook ...