Outlook.com Premium Launched For $19.95 Per Year


Microsoft started testing the Outlook.com Premium email service in October last year. The service was in beta at that point in time and the company didn’t really confirm when it would be released for everybody. According to a new report, Microsoft has formally albeit quietly launched the Outlook.com Premium email service for users in the United States this week.

Outlook.com Premium no longer has the Preview tag which means that it’s now open to all users, even though you have to be based in the United States in order to subscribe to this service.

This service provides custom domain support for five users so that they can get a personalized email address with their domain and assign email addresses on that domain to up to five users. Users will also be able to share contacts, calendars, and documents via OneDrive between those five users.

Sharing relationships are automatically configured between the people who have email addresses on a particular domain. Another advantage of Outlook.com Premium is that users get an ad-free inbox so that they have a “distraction-free view” of email, photos, and documents.

Anyone in the United States can now subscribe to Outlook.com Premium for $19.95. However, this appears to be the introductory pricing which will expire on March 31st, and pricing may increase to $50 per year after that.

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Outlook.com Migration Is 99.9% Complete

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Microsoft rolled out a major upgrade for Outlook.com around two years back. The new and improved email service brought several new features and improvements. Microsoft said at that time that it was going to migrate all of the users who rely on its email service to the new experience. The new Outlook.com remained in preview for about nine months after which it made its exit from preview in February last year. Microsoft now says that it has migrated 99.9% of all users to the new experience.

The new Outlook.com came out of preview in February 2016 and Microsoft announced a couple of months later in April that it had migrated more than 400 million user accounts to the new experience.

At that point, the company said that it expected to complete the move for the majority of users “by the end of summer.” It reiterated this target in July last year. However, it appears that the effort took a bit longer than that. Microsoft is now finally saying that the migration is almost complete.

In a statement provided to ZDNet, Microsoft said that “The Outlook.com migration is nearly complete. Microsoft has migrated over 99.9 percent of active customers and are in the final stages of migrating the remaining customers.”

Those who are still left should expect to be moved over to the new Outlook.com experience in the very near future.

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Microsoft Entices Gmail Users To Join Outlook.com Through New Tool

Microsoft Entices Gmail Users To Join Outlook.com Through New Tool

Microsoft and Google both run two of the most widely used email services, Outlook.com and Gmail. It obviously won’t come as a surprise to see one try to poach users from the other. Redmond has developed a new tool to entice existing Gmail users to make the switch over to its email service. Thanks to the recent addition of IMAP support to Outlook.com, the tool is much better than previous import features. Not only will it import all email from the Gmail account, it will also import labels with their proper structures and let users access existing Gmail contacts and even Google Talk from inside Outlook.com.

Only the most recent emails are imported first, with the rest being imported shortly after that. The import procedure is significantly better than before, the POP3 based feature often failed to import emails with their labels and read status, which meant that users had to sort things out manually after they had imported all emails. Users will also be able to set their Gmail address as a “send-only” account, so they will have the option to send emails through their @gmail addresses from within Outlook.com. If you’re willing to make the switch now, keep in mind that the tool’s roll out is going to take a couple of weeks, so its possible that you might not have access at this very moment.

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