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Microsoft Just Upgraded All Hotmail Users To New Outlook.com

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#1 buddy215


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

Microsoft Says Goodbye Hotmail::Brought to you by TechWeb


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"Hotmail was still one of the most widely used services, with over 300 million active accounts," he wrote. "This made the magnitude of the process incredible, maybe even unprecedented. This meant communicating with hundreds of millions of people, upgrading all their mailboxes and making sure that every person's mail, calendar, contacts, folders, and personal preferences were preserved in the upgrade. Of course, this had to be done with a live site experience that was handling billions of transactions a day."

So, farewell Hotmail, which almost certainly had users active on it since its 1996 debut.





Microsoft just upgraded everyone who uses Hotmail to the new Outlook.com. This required migrating more than 150 petabytes (150 million gigabytes) of data.




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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:42 AM

"So, farewell Hotmail, which almost certainly had users active on it since its 1996 debut."



I looked the other day when I was shifting over to Outlook and remarked that I joined in late 1997. My wife and I were cracking up at how long I've had that email address. It's just myname at hotmail.com,  no dots, no underscores or numbers, etc.


And if I were to share with you the *small* amount of information I had about the Internet and computers back then.   :lol:      *whew*


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

Two freaing decades, my first email address and still have it. At least I still sign in with _____@hotmail.com; they didn't take that away from me.

I have to explore this new rendition and see what it's about.


I have 14 email address now, one for each interest and subject, but this the granny of them all.

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