Monday, September 26, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Renault-Nissan and Microsoft Partner to Deliver Connected Car Technologies
Adobe and Microsoft Partner in the Azure Cloud
Roku Launches The Smallest Set-Top Box Ever
HERE To Offer Live Traffic Services Based On Data Gathered by Other Cars
JDI Develops 12.3-inch Curved LCD for Automotive Applications
Snapchat Introduces 'Spectacles' Camera-equipped Glasses, Changes Company name To Snap
Nvidia GPUs Could Return To Apple Macs
Lenovo Brings Fingerprint Authenticated Payments To Laptops
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, January 21, 2005
Microsoft marries Hotmail and Outlook in new service


Microsoft is launching on Thursday a subscription service that offers users a tight link between the company's MSN Hotmail Web mail service and its Outlook e-mail client PC software.

The new service, called Microsoft Office Outlook Live, costs US$59.95 per year and includes Office Outlook 2003 for Subscription Services, which is a new downloadable subscription version of Office Outlook 2003, 2G bytes of online storage, spam and virus protection and the ability to send 20M-byte attachments.

Outlook Live has been designed as a single interface to subscribers' Hotmail accounts so that they can use Outlook Live to access, send and receive e-mail messages and manage their contacts and calendars, said Karin Muskopf, MSN product manager. Changes made using Outlook Live are reflected in the Hotmail accounts.

Outlook Live currently is available only in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada, but Microsoft might consider making it available in other countries later, she said. More information about the service can be found at http://outlooklive.msn.com.

Microsoft has provided similar interaction between Hotmail and Outlook with an existing service called Outlook Connector, which is part of the MSN Premium suite, but Outlook Connector doesn't include a copy of Outlook. MSN Premium costs $9.95 per month.

The Web mail space is heating up and players such as Microsoft, Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. are trying to differentiate their respective services, an analyst said.

"Microsoft's big advantage is that it has Outlook, which many people are familiar with, so Microsoft is trying to use that as an advantage to build some loyalty with their Hotmail subscribers," said Marcel Nienhuis, an analyst at The Radicati Group Inc., a market research company.

However, the $59.95 price seems a bit steep and could turn off potential subscribers who already own Outlook, which is included with the Office suite, Neinhuis said. Although Outlook Live will be more attractive to people who don't own Outlook, the subscription nature of the service means "there is no end in sight to how long you'll be paying for (Outlook)," he said.


Previous
Next
MedioStream announces initiative to improve DVD format interoperability        All News        Intel says new mobile chip equals high-end Pentium 4 in performance
Top gadget makers join on copyright     General Computing News      Global digital Music market soared in 2004

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Adobe and Microsoft Partner in the Azure Cloud
Microsoft Unveiled The Nokia 216 Phone
Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Fourth Quarter Results
Microsoft Unveils The Stream Business Video Platform
Microsoft Offers New Subscription Options For Windows 10 and Surface for Businesses
Project Malmo, Which Lets Researchers Use Minecraft for AI research, Makes Public Debut
Microsoft Hints at New Surface Coming Soon
Microsoft Says Scorpio System will Not Offer Higher Frame Rates With Xbox One Games
LinkedIn Becomes Part Of Microsoft
Microsoft and Facebook To Link America With Europe Through 6,600 km Long Cable
Microsoft Streamlines its Smartphone Business, Axes Hundrends Of Jobs
Microsoft To Accelerate Delivery of Affordable Internet Access

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .