Does anybody even use Hotmail anymore? Well, Microsoft does not think so. Lookout Gmail and Yahoo, Outlook.com is here to compete. Outlook is a very familiar email tool since most of us are currently using Outlook or have been using it for years since it was introduced with Microsoft Office long ago. Outlook.com will be a convenient tool for IT departments to support and easily incorporate into their environments since Outlook has been supported for a long period of time.
Outlook.com features a rare social networking integration directly via the user’s email inbox. Users will have the ability to view status updates and content from social media sites, such as Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Another cool feature is Microsoft’s ability to include Outlook.com with Skype, which is similar to Google’s Talk features embedded in Gmail. I would be curious to know what security features are in place to protect users from viruses and malware since all these social sites will be accessible to users via one platform?