Changes to Hotmail Coming

I have had a Hotmail account ever since Microsoft acquired it way back in 1997 (for $400 million), and I still use it as my ‘personal’ email today. I find it is much easier to keep and access my email online, whether I am at work, at home, or on the road. Even though I use Outlook at home, I use Outlook Connector within Outlook to sync my Windows Live Hotmail (WLH) account.

Now, some nice improvements to WLH are coming!

Changes such as:

  • Take back your inbox.  Quickly get to the important messages and get rid of the mail you don’t want.
  • Get more done with the mail you receive. Do more without leaving your inbox, so that you don’t have to open a bunch of browser windows just to get simple things done.
  • Share over email. Stop hassling with attachment size limits – whether you’re sending hundreds of large photos or massive documents. View, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents even if you or the people you’re sharing with don’t have Office installed on their computers – PC or Mac.
  • Connect from your phone. Sync your email, calendar, and contacts on your mobile devices – whether you’re using a smart phone like the forthcoming Windows Phone 7, or the iPhone, or a phone that just has a simple browser.
  • You can read more about the changes over at the Inside Windows Live Blog: Re-inventing Windows Live Hotmail – the next generation of personal email