Hotmail is officially a thing of the past. Microsoft has completed the transition from the hotmail e-mail service to the new outlook.com.
Users with hotmail addresses can continue to use those accounts as long as they choose, and people can continue emailing to these @hotmail addresses, but the interface and experience will be different.
Industry analysts say Outlook has a more modern interface. Outlook currently has more than 400 million accounts.
Hotmail users who no longer want to use these email address can opt to claim an outlook email address.