Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium service, which will cost $19.95 per year for the first year, is now in public preview for US users.
Back in February, Microsoft officials told me that Outlook.com Premium, an updated ad-free version of Outlook.com, was in private testing.
Some time recently, the company has moved the service from an invitation-only pilot to a public preview, though seemingly for US customers only. (Thanks to @ermanno_ferrari for the heads up.)
I signed into the public preview of Outlook.com Premium using my regular Outlook.com address today, October 18...
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