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Hotmail and Windows Live have evolved

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Hotmail and Windows Live have evolved

Postby lorraine » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:41 pm

A while back Microsoft started to change the way people managed their e-mail, contacts, and calendar. Outlook has long been included in Microsoft Office and people who either didn't have Office or didn't want to use Outlook could use Outlook Express (for e-mail only) up through Windows XP. Starting with Windows Vista users had e-mail options via Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail (and users have always had the option of third party e-mail clients not discussed here).

Microsoft has now made a nice changeover within the last year of most of its Windows Live components to Outlook.com. Anyone with a Hotmail or Microsoft account has probably noticed the new interface which did not require any action by users. Old user names (such as username@hotmail.com) and passwords are accepted. The top dropdown menu has a nice "metro" Windows 8 look and there are many nice features now available, including free Office web apps,that are worth a look, particularly SkyDrive.

Microsoft offers tutorials online for anyone wishing to learn more about Outlook.com here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/outlook-help. This will show you how to manage your mail, calendar, contacts (including those from other social websites), photos, documents, etc. and how to share them for viewing and/or collaboration.

SkyDrive information can be found here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/skyd ... -help=tab1

Also take note that Windows Messenger now is Skype:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/mess ... r-to-skype
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