Microsoft testing subscription Outlook

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Microsoft has started private testing of a service that would offer consumers, on a subscription basis, access to the company's Outlook e-mail and calendaring program along with 2 gigabytes of e-mail storage. Microsoft Office Outlook Live, as the service is being called, would be a paid service that would let consumers use Outlook to manage Hotmail-based e-mail, calendar and contacts information. In the current beta, customers are being given 2GB of mail storage, the ability to send individual messages with up to 20MB of attachments as well as a downloadable version of Outlook.