A new post on the Outlook blog (which is where you’ll find Outlook.com news – Inside Hotmail, SkyDrive and Messenger seems to only cover SkyDrive now) finally explains fully switching from Hotmail to its successor Outlook.com. There has been a lot of confusion, and people wondering whether they should create an alias or rename their email, and whether they’ll still receive email sent to their old address (yes, they will) and more.
I won’t go into much detail as you can read the blog post yourself, but I will point you to some information Paul Thurrott has found. You can actually set an email address you’ve previously used as an alias as your main address, if you’re quick (or you wait 30 days… it depends). I recommend you see both Paul Thurrott’s article (linked above) and the official Microsoft answers post by clicking here. Why make it so hard to find, Microsoft? Why not just put it all in a blog post?
Microsoft mentioned in the blog post that they’ll be doing more posts soon about switching from other emails services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail. Watch out for those.