Microsoft has announced that the e-mail service is ready for prime time.
Since the release of last year as a preview, millions of people have already actively started using it, making it the world’s fastest growing e-mail service, going from zero to 60-million in just six months. was designed as an e-mail service focused on removing barriers in four key areas:
* Delivering a fresh and intuitive experience on modern browsers and devices;
* Keeping people connected across the networks they really use;
* Providing a smart and powerful inbox to handle today’s e-mail needs, including SkyDrive for sharing virtually anything in a single e-mail; and
* Putting people in control by prioritising their privacy.
Microsoft will begin to upgrade every Hotmail user to The upgrade is seamless and instant for Hotmail customers; everything including their e-mail address, password and contacts will stay the same.