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Microsoft completes Hotmail migration to Outlook.com, says 400 million persons are now using the service

Outlook.com gets 300 million more users after Hotmail.com migration finishes

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: May 2, 2013 6:30 pm

This morning Microsoft announced that it has completed the migration of Hotmail.com accounts over to Outlook.com. The result is that the service now has over 400 million active accounts, with 125 million of those users being mobile.

 

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This is a major jump in user statistics over the 60 million the company reported back in February. The data transfer resulting from the move was simply massive with the final total reaching 150 petabytes. The transition only took about six weeks, and the company now says that all Hotmail users must now use Outlook.com.

 

In conjunction with the migration wrap-up, Microsoft has rolled out two new features to the Outlook.com service. The first is SMTP send, which will allow users to easily send email from another email address, while still in their Outlook.com account. Redmond has also added deeper integration with SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service.

 

We also reported a couple of days ago that UK users got access to Skype in Outlook.com.

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