Finally, it looks like Microsoft have realised that email is cool and people want a service that is easy and safe to use! Welcome to the new looking outlook.com, it is clean, easy to use and available right now. Could this be a real alternative to Gmail? Time will tell, we suppose!
According to a posting on the Outlook Blog by Chris Jones, this is what Outlook is all about;
We think the time is right to reimagine email. So today, we’re introducing a preview of Outlook.com. We realized that we needed to take a bold step, break from the past and build you a brand new service from the ground up. You already know Outlook via the Outlook desktop application-for PCs and Macs-as the world’s most popular application for reading email, managing a calendar, and connecting to people. And you may have used the Outlook Web App connected to Exchange Server in your organization. Now, in addition to a desktop application and a service for businesses, we’re offering Outlook as a personal email service – Outlook.com.
Source [Outlook Blog]