News of a planned premium version of Microsoft's Outlook email platform broke a couple of months back, but at the time it was merely described as a pilot program. Thanks to a landing page discovered by Paul Thurrott, we know now Microsoft's subscription-based service will cost users $3.99 per month. For the price, Outlook.com Premium will give users an ad-free inbox, better calendar sharing and the ability to choose up to five custom email address domains. So if you're a fan of Outlook, but not so down with an outlook.com or hotmail.com email address, this could cure what ails you.
Microsoft's making the first year of the service, which is invite-only for now (you can sign-up here), free for users. Though, it's worth noting that any personalized email domains you create will not be automatically be renewed along with your Premium or Office 365 subscription. To maintain those addresses after that trial period, you'll have to visit GoDaddy.com, Microsoft's official partner for Outlook Premium.