Like many, I discovered I finally got the new Hotmail interface today. Here’s what’s new:
It's faster and better!
- Enjoy a cleaner look and faster performance.
- A combined "classic" and "full" version of Hotmail means everyone gets access to all the great features Hotmail has to offer. One version = greater simplicity.
- You choose how to display your reading pane to preview messages - side, bottom, or off.
- A great new contact picker makes it easier to look up contacts when writing an e-mail.
- Type the first few letters of a friend's name or an e-mail address who you want to send an e-mail to, Hotmail fills in the rest.
- Dress up Hotmail with one of several new design themes.
We're also building some new stuff in Hotmail (scheduled to be available by early 2009), including
- Ever-growing storage. Your inbox capacity will automatically increase as you need more space.
- IM through Hotmail. See if your Messenger contacts are online and say "Hi! "
- Helpful new calendar features that make it easier to share your calendar with friends and family.