I’ve now created the email address firstname.lastname@example.org linked to Windows services including Skydrive. It uses the new Outlook mail interface.
This is similar to Google Apps. Indeed, my email for gorey.com.au is channelled through Google.
I just think it’s smart to have a foot in both camps. Microsoft is late to this field and has previously delivered poorer quality, but I sense the monolith has awakened and is starting to get its act together.
Windows 8 promises much greater integration between PC, tablet and mobile phone. It would be silly, in my view, not to have a Windows account and it may as well use your own domain if you have one.
I can create up to 500 @gorey.me email accounts. If anyone would like one, or @gorey.com.au please let me know.