I'm not sure I agree that outlook.com is "better", but I do believe that these two products are becoming more "incompatible" as time goes on and users would be happier choosing one or the other for email.
So if you use Gmail, use the web interface, if you want to use Exchange then use Outlook. If you have work and personal accounts, keep them separate in their native apps.
You'll be happier in the long run.
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