Look Out IT, Hotmail Will Soon Be Outlook.com

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Inbox Flattery

Nothing against red sneakers, but we're betting you're glad to be looking at Outlook.com's new inbox and not that guy from the previous slide. The CRN Test Center has been evaluating Office 365 for a few weeks now, and we've grown somewhat accustomed to the flat, chalky interface of the Metro-style application, with its immersive, full-screen experience and integration with other apps and social networks.

This segment of Outlook.com has folders and views listed in flat panes that are almost completely free of scroll bars and other windowy trappings. Creating new folders and messages takes but a single click. The new inbox layout looks remarkably like that of Gmail's. In fact, the similarities continue...

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