Muy Caliente: 8 Fiery New Features In Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail
Andrew R. Hickey
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Microsoft on May 18 unveiled a host of new features as part of its revamped Windows Live Hotmail offering. The most widely used free Web-based email -- which boasts more than 8 billion messages per day -- was due for a refresh. Hotmail Product Manager Walter Harp said the new Hotmail updates, many of which will be available in June, focus on three key areas that needed a makeover: helping users manage inbox clutter, save time on e-mail tasks and make it easier to work with Microsoft Office 2010 and Web Apps.
Here is the home page for the new Windows Live Hotmail, which offers a summary of the most important mail in the inbox like social network updates, e-mail from friends and contacts, appointments and more. It also reveals photo streams from social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter. The home page lets users comment on friends' status as well. And if social networking isn’t the task du jour, users can just click right into their inbox to get e-mail rolling.