Microsoft touts Outlook.com and makes the same mistakes as always.


Microsoft is making the same old mistake. A competing product with proprietary features that will work for some people, but not everyone – the philosophy here will be to make Outlook.com your go-to place for communication.

Will you be able to video chat with a GMail user?

No. Why? Because it’s technically impossible?

No, because some guy in a suit decided that wouldn’t be a good idea.

Will you be able to export your mail to a local disk?

No. Why? Because it’s technically impossible?

No, because some guy in a suit decided that wouldn’t be a good idea.

Will you be able to chat interchangeably between Skype, MSN and GTalk users in the integrated chat applet?

No. Why? Because it’s technically impossible?

No, because some guy in a suit decided that wouldn’t be a good idea.

And this is productivity software?

Read more: http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-outlook/archive/2012/07/31/introducing-outlook-com-modern-email-for-the-next-billion-mailboxes.aspx