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Move back from Outlook to Live to restore Windows Phone functionality without resetting

Move back from Outlook to Live to restore Windows Phone functionality without resetting

Rich Edmonds 33

With the launch of Microsoft's new Outlook.com, which is set to replace its current Live (formerly Hotmail) email service, a number of Windows Phone owners quickly acted to save their desired @outlook.com email address. All good and dandy, but using the new Outlook address in place of your Live ID is a separate matter. Should you decide to completely replace your Live ID with your new...

Microsoft on Outlook.com and ads ‘We see our users as customers, not inventory’

Microsoft on Outlook.com and ads ‘We see our users as customers, not inventory’

Daniel Rubino 84

With the re-launch of Hotmail as Outlook.com Microsoft has garnered a lot of adoration from the media and the public, especially when Google just announced the indefinite delay of their Nexus Q orb. As far as PR this week: Microsoft 1, Google 0. One of the main features that Microsoft is touting with Outlook.com is that they won’t scan your email to deliver personalized ads—a clear shot...

Switching your Hotmail or Live to Outlook.com? Here’s what you need to know for Windows Phone.

Switching your Hotmail or Live to Outlook.com? Here’s what you need to know for Windows Phone.

Daniel Rubino 245

There's a risk to changing your LiveID on Windows Phone With today’s announcement of Outlook.com many of you have noticed that if you were logged into Hotmail with your old account and navigated to Outlook.com you were automatically logged in to the new “preview” of Microsoft’s new email service. What’s more, you actually have the option—even on an old Hotmail address—to change it to @...

Microsoft News Roundup – AT&T downgrades Xbox gaming, Linux gets salacious and Live services going Metro soon

Microsoft News Roundup – AT&T downgrades Xbox gaming, Linux gets salacious and Live services going Metro soon

Daniel Rubino 35

It is Monday so what better way to start the week off than with a roundup of some of the more interesting Microsoft news? We have three more stories for you that might strike your fancy: Microsoft gets caught with juvenile coding prank in Linux AT&T and Microsoft differ on counting online gaming for broadband Microsoft’s Live services (Hotmail, Skydrive) are set to go...

Windows Phone 7 email bug discovered when forwarding from non-Exchange accounts

Windows Phone 7 email bug discovered when forwarding from non-Exchange accounts

Daniel Rubino 3

This is an interesting bug discovered and evidently acknowledged by Microsoft: when using a non-Exchange, non-Gmail account like Hotmail, if you forward an email it sends itself as an attachment (*.eml) to the recipient instead of inline. See other reports here. Microsoft has apparently agreed to look into the matter (acknowledged in a @winphonesupport tweet), which is a good start. For...