Microsoft's Outlook.com may be one-two punch against Google

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: The new Microsoft webmail service looks to be a welcome replacement for the "stale" Hotmail email service. Microsoft hopes to give Google a run for its money and even replace it.

That would be a blow to a company that has become one of Microsoft's main rivals, competing on several different fronts, including free email services, search, browsers, operating systems and cloud-based enterprise apps.

The second blow in Microsoft's one-two punch is to beef up its suite of cloud-based apps for the enterprise, which is a major point of competition with Google and its Google Apps.

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