Microsoft’s modern email service Outlook.com, offer unlimited attachments using SkyDrive and social media integration that give you a better experience.
In a blog post today, Microsoft highlights more about the ability to keep the address book automatically updated with information from Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin with the Outlook.com connecting your email to the most popular social networks.
According to Microsoft, millions of people have connected their Outlook.com inbox to Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. So how is it working out so far?
“When Outlook.com is connected to these services, not only is your address book kept up-to-date, but that address book data is used to make your email experience better. Outlook.com shows real profile photos at the top of their messages,” Microsoft explains.
Adding, “this isn’t a standard “connect” implementation with our partners. Instead, this connection requires a deep partnership with each of these services to ensure we can pass billions of updates between our networks daily while giving you a modern, high-quality experience,” Microsoft wrote.
Further, Microsoft says that since launching, Outlook.com, over three billion additional real photos are shared. “Similarly, because Outlook.com shows social updates in place of commercial ads in personal messages, we’re providing social context to your conversations and showing 60% fewer ads in your email,” Microsoft added.
Outlook.com also features “unlimited storage” to help you keep as many messages as you want as well as “unlimited attachments” support thanks to SkyDrive integration.
To solve the attachment limits, Microsoft offer 7 GB of free cloud storage via SkyDrive built right into your email. “So now, you can send just about anything in a single message by using SkyDrive and you can stop worrying about attachment limits – your limits as well as those of the people you’re emailing,” Microsoft said. All you have to do is “Attach with SkyDrive” and you can easily send multiple large files with ease.
According to Microsoft, nearly 50% of Outlook.com users are using SkyDrive too.
The first two video below demonstrating how the address book updation and unlimited attachements in Outlook.com: