Am very excited by the new web mail client at outlook.com. When I try to login, I am still ending up in the old hotmail client. I've searched the forums for clues as to how to get around this – but most people say that when they get into the Hotmail client, they are prompted to convert to outlook.com – I don't seem to get that option.
My Microsoft account id is actually a gmail address, not a hotmail address. I wonder if that's why this happens. I also happen to have a hotmail account – when I login with that one, I go straight to the new outlook.com client.
I've tried renaming my microsoft account to a hotmail address, but it won't let me