Find the latest news and background information about Outlook.com, a modern, cloud-based email service from Microsoft. Outlook.com helps people manage their personal email, share documents seamlessly via SkyDrive, connect with Facebook and Twitter, and also prioritizes your privacy.

Dec. 11, 2013
Today, we are announcing a new service that makes it easier than ever to import your Gmail account to Outlook.com. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps to connect your Gmail account to your Outlook.com account to import your emails and contacts.

Highlights

Outlook.com shines on tablets
Oct. 3
With the new Windows 8.1 Mail app, Outlook.com provides a great email experience on tablets for both personal and professional use.
Outlook.com adds IMAP support
Sept. 12
Microsoft’s personal email now connects to more devices and apps than ever before.
Skype available for Outlook.com
Aug. 19
With Skype in Outlook.com, you can video chat with friends and family with a single click from your inbox.
One year since Outlook.com preview
July 31
Since Outlook.com launched as a preview last year, we’ve listened closely to customers’ feedback and made a significant number of updates as a result.
Chat with Google friends in Outlook.com
May 14
People using Outlook.com can now chat with Google friends from the Outlook.com inbox.
Outlook.com announces Hotmail upgrade complete
May 2
Today, Outlook.com announces that all 300 million Hotmail accounts have been successfully upgraded to the Outlook.com experience and rolls out new features.