On Monday, the Windows Live team
previewed the next version of Hotmail. This release was built on a foundation of saving time. Attachments, for example, often take you away
from your inbox, requiring you to wait for each new application or new window to open one at a time. Now, Hotmail allows you to see a Silverlight Gallery of attached images, or even images linked from
. They have made it possible to send up to 200 photos @ 50MB each in a single email using
Windows Live SkyDrive
. Using the new
Office Web Apps
, Hotmail will now open Office attachments right in your inbox (even links to
will play within the email).
Another new feature is the ability to sweep your email to remove unwanted mail. This goes beyond spam and into "graymail," which is mail that you requested but really don't care about. You can also sweep your Gmail and Yahoo! mail accounts.
There are many more features, so be sure to check out the Windows Team Blog
good mate Nic Fillingham
will be connecting with the Windows Live team when they get back for a video, so if you have questions please leave them here.