Microsoft Will Leave Email Snooping Up to the Authorities Now

After last week's uproar over Microsoft's 2012 snooping in a blogger's Hotmail account, the company says it will no longer perform its own email snooping in criminal cases. In an official blog post today, Microsoft Executive Vice President Brad Smith said that, effective immediately, when investigations occur, "we will… » 3/28/14 5:53pm 3/28/14 5:53pm

Microsoft Blames 16-Hour Email Outage on an Overheating Data Center

Microsoft's Outlook.com email service suffered a massive 16-hour outage yesterday, which saw users unable to access parts of SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Outlook, too. Microsoft has revealed that it was a result of a mischievous firmware upgrade—which caused "a rapid and substantial temperature spike in the datacenter". » 3/14/13 4:31am 3/14/13 4:31am

The @outlook.com Email Addresses Microsoft Should Have Kept For…

Yesterday, Microsoft launched its new email service, Outlook, and achieved the impossible: it's bloody brilliant. Now, early-adopters are swarming over usernames—and some have managed to snag email addresses that you'd think Microsoft should have kept to one side. » 8/01/12 7:40am 8/01/12 7:40am

Will You Switch to the New Hotmail Outlook?

Outlook's new web client launched today, and it's pretty goddamn awesome. But many of us have invested years into Gmail and its many intricacies (or maybe Yahoo! or maybe Exchange!), which makes switching over all the more difficult. If you're a browser-based email fiend, will you switch over? If not, what will it take … » 7/31/12 8:00pm 7/31/12 8:00pm

Go Get Your @Outlook Email Address Quick Before Someone Else Does

The new Hotmail is here, and with it comes a whole new @outlook.com domain to colonize. That means it's time to act quickly to get your-name@outlook.com. Certain members of our staff with very very common names—not saying who—have scored in the Outlook landgrab. GOGOGOGOGO before it's too late! Protip: We've had better … » 7/31/12 12:40pm 7/31/12 12:40pm

Microsoft Did the Impossible: The New Hotmail Is Fantastic

No need to be kind here: telling people you use Hotmail has been the Internet equivalent of admitting to necrophilia. But after a decade as a punchline, Hotmail just pulled off the biggest victory in the inbox game since Gmail. And it might just get you to switch. » 7/31/12 12:00pm 7/31/12 12:00pm

Your Mac Outlook Calendar Will Sync With iOS Soon

For those of you with enough of a schedule and social life to necessitate a calendar—you lucky jerks—good news ahead: Outlook for Mac will be able to sync calendars, notes, and tasks with iOS with the release of Office for Mac 2011 SP1 next week. Calendars and tasks won't, though, sync with MobileMe because of some… » 4/06/11 2:18pm 4/06/11 2:18pm

Office For Mac 2011 Now Available

From what we've heard Office for Mac 2011 is actually pretty good! If you want to decide for yourself, today's your chance to pick up a copy of the software suite that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and, for the first time, Outlook. It'll run you up to $150 for a single Home and Student license, and up to $280 for a… » 10/26/10 10:59am 10/26/10 10:59am