Synchronizing your Hotmail messages, contacts and calendar is getting easier, for example when using iPhone. Windows Live Hotmail is now compatible with the Exchange ActiveSync standard. Here is how to set this up.
The Hotmail team has finally finished the new Windows Live Wave 4 upgrade for all user accounts of Hotmail. According to the team, more than 350 million users in more than 220 countries now take advantage of this big update.
Microsoft continues to roll out Windows Live Hotmail to “Wave 4”. The upgrade is expected to be finished until next week.
Users of Windows Live Hotmail should prepare for a change in the coming weeks. As announced, the new version of Hotmail will be available for some 370 million users worldwide gradually.
In the upcoming Hotmail version, e-mails sent with Hotmail will no longer have an advertisement footer. The update, rolling out from 15 June 2010 onwards, is code-named “Wave 4”, and getting rid of the Hotmail advertisement is part of this new version.
Microsoft has ended the “I’m making a difference” initiative. Users of Windows Live Messenger and Hotmail could collect money for help organizations by simply using the services.
In the past two years, Microsoft has spent more energy in making Windows Live Hotmail even better. The result proves that these efforts were not in vain. But—what does “better” mean? What is important for a modern e-mail service in 2010 and beyond?
“Wave 4:” In few weeks, Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows Live services. After a long internal test phase with thousands of Microsoft employees, the first release is at hand. Next, end users will get involved. Your feedback will make Windows Live Wave 4 complete.
Hotmail Wave 4 gets new features like Starring items as well as displaying messages in conversations. Thus, Microsoft fulfills its promise to watch closely what users like in competitive services, like Google’s web mailer.
Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4 might get Gmail-alike features like Labeling and Archiving. LiveSino.net has published a new screenshot of the Windows Live Mail Wave 4 main window.