As I've predicted, the forced upgrade from Windows Live Hotmail to Outlook.com has started happening soon after I wrote the post about Microsoft's warnings about switching before being forced to do so.
I'd say that around Monday I loaded up my webmail for Techman's World and I was greeted by the new Outlook.com interface. Well, it isn't new, but for most it probably will be since they were using Hotmail.
Once this change happens to folks, they'll have to stick to it. There is no turning back to Hotmail anymore. In fact, the option to do so was removed weeks back. This FAQ page should help users who were switched to Outlook.com and don't quite know what to do.
If you know a relative or friend that is having to go through this upgrade, make sure they don't panic. Microsoft is trying to make the upgrade as seamless as possible, so I recommend that FAQ page linked to above as a help guide for those upgrading.
I'm not sure if this is relevant or not too, but does anyone other than me notice that the sub-sub domain of the mail URL has changed since upgrading? Mine has changed a few times, from snt112 to snt002 when I first upgraded to Outlook.com, and now mine has changed to the blu(xxx).mail.live.com style of URL. Probably just me, but wanted to throw that out there.