Outlook.com cracked Preview tag, ready for Next Phase.

Just six months after its initial release, Microsoft’s new webmail service, Outlook.com is leaving the preview stage and is set to replace the old Hotmail brand, reports The Verge.  Microsoft says that Outlook.com currently has over 60 million current users and will begin the migration of its 360 million Hotmail users to the new platform. 

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To help spread the word of Outlook.com, Microsoft plans to launch a massive TV and digital advertising campaign. Microsoft has already been running ads attacking Google over Gmail privacy. The company says Outlook.com won't use your personal conversations to serve ads. 

The switch to Outlook.com from Microsoft’s old platform Hotmail will be voluntary at first, prompting users to switch themselves. However, Microsoft will force users off at a later stage. Users can keep their existing email address (hotmail.com, live.com etc.) when moving to Outlook.com and have the option to move to a new email address should they choose.