Microsoft lanserar Outlook.com som betaltjänst

Paul Thurrott:

Outlook.com Premium provides a number of useful features:

Custom domain support for five users. You can pick a personalized email address (like thurrott.com) and assign email addresses (like paul@thurrott.com) for up to five users.

Information sharing. Outlook Premium helps you easily share calendars, contacts, and documents (via OneDrive) between those five users. As Microsoft notes, sharing relationships are set up automatically between the people who have email addresses on your domain. So this is an ideal solution for families.

Ad-free inbox. Like Ad-Free Outlook.com, Outlook Premium offers no “banner ads” (which I assume is the same as “graphical ads”) for a “distraction-free view of your email, photos, and documents.” In other words, this works across Outlook.com and OneDrive.com. (Though I’m not aware of ads on OneDrive.com.)

During the preview, Microsoft priced Outlook.com Premium at just $20 per year, but noted that pricing would increase to $50 per year after that. (By the way, that is still a great deal.) Looking at the site now, I see that the $20 offer is still available, so if you’re looking to save some money, you might want to move quickly: This offer expires March 31, 2017.

Ett mycket intressant alternativ för dig som inte vill eller kan köra Office 365 eller Google Apps. Ett stort aber i sammanhanget är dock att om man registerar sin egna domän via Microsofts registreringstjänst så är det tekniskt sett Microsoft som äger domänen, så registera domänen annorstädes och peka om allt i DNS:en för domänen till Microsoft istället.


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