Microsoft is rolling out a new calendar for Outlook.com starting today, sporting the new Metro look and a raft of improvements to the seriously outdated prior version.
Microsoft says an outage that left Outlook.com and Hotmail users without access to emails for almost 16 hours this week was due to overheating servers in the data center.
Microsoft has fixed a problem that caused an outage for many users of Hotmail and the service that is replacing it, Outlook.com. Maintenance work continued to affect the calendaring component of Hotmail, however.
Microsoft Wednesday said it restored full service to Hotmail and Outlook.com about 15 hours after the online mail sites went partially dark.
Microsoft experienced disruptions for several hours to its online suite of mail, calendar and storage services, leaving many users unable to access their accounts.
Microsoft is ending its "Scroogled" advertising takedown of Google's privacy practices, citing a successful petition and continued Web presence at Scroogled.com.
As Microsoft pushed Outlook.com out of preview mode today, analysts said the company's "Scroogled" attack ads, which fired shots at Google's Gmail two weeks ago, were effective.
Reports say that the Blue project will release Microsoft's flagship operating system from its stale two-year to three-year upgrade cycle.
Hotmail is no more. But don't worry -- it's an easy matter to migrate your old account to spiffy new Outlook.com digs.