Goodbye, Hotmail!

Microsoft launched a new web-based email service today with Outlook.com. 

Outlook.com overhauls Microsoft’s earlier take on personal email (Hotmail) and adds an airy design that matches Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Outlook will eventually replace Hotmail.

Microsoft also packed in some social features, letting you connect your email account to LinkedIn, Facebook, and even Skype. (You can chat on Skype within Outlook.com.) It’ll also automatically sort your email.

We’ll have some more hands-on impressions for you later, but in the meantime, here’s a quick video overview of Outlook:

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