The updated version of Windows Live Hotmail is rolling out as of now to customers worldwide. Some users may find they receive all the new features at once while others will see certain features, but not all new features, at least at first.
For example, the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland will be first to get the Office integration features available via the new Office Web Apps service which allows you to create, edit and collaborate using web-based versions of the Microsoft Office software in the cloud. In the new Hotmail, you can open attachments with Office Web Apps, while right in Hotmail.
If you’re not seeing any of the new features just yet, hang on, they’ll arrive soon enough. And everyone will be upgraded by summer’s end, promises the Windows Live team via blog post.
Other features in the new Hotmail, as we’ve mentioned before, include 10 GB attachment limits, inbox clutter reduction tools like the new “Sweep” menu, better spam filters, and “quick views” that show you flagged email, those with photos, those with documents, shipping updates, etc., the ability to email photo slideshows, inline video viewing, improved security, mobile services, and more.