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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

By Charles Gantt on May 2, 2013 01:30 pm CDT - 0 mins, 49 secs reading time

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.

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

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.

Charles Gantt

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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