Hotmail Users Can Now Subscribe to MS Outlook

The AP is reporting that Microsoft is introducing a fee-based e-mail service that lets users, "organize e-mail, contact lists and calendars in their online Hotmail accounts using the Microsoft Outlook program."

The service is called Microsoft Office Outlook Live and will offer 2GB in storage and permits users to send attachments of up to 20 megabytes.

A subscription to Microsoft Office Outlook Live costs $59.95/year (a 25% discount is currently available) and is the first Microsoft Office product to be made available as a downloadable subscription service. Additional details on the Outlook Live web site.