@Craig_Matthews: That is really a silly thing to say considering that I got my first Hotmail account in 1995. 17 years of the same branding is pretty long in my opinion. I never really liked the name Hotmail so I am glad that they are replacing it. I switched my Hotmail account to an Outlook account even though it broke my Windows Phone.
I am hoping they do an update to let me change my mail Microsoft ID I use with my phone but I will just do a hard reset if I have to. (and yes I know they warned me about changing it so I expected it to break)