Windows Live Hotmail Wave 3 Rollout Begins

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    Microsoft has been prepping a big refresh for Windows Live Hotmail users. Starting this week, users should begin noticing changes to their interface. Due to the huge user base and multiple servers that power Hotmail, not all users will get the new interface at once.

    Over on the Windows Live Wire, Microsoft has further outlined some of those changes. Along with an improved look, one that merges some of the fast loading features of the "classic" interface along with the enhanced features of the last version, Microsoft claims that the new interface is up to 70% faster than the previous version.

    Live Calendar has also been improved, including enhanced calendar sharing and iCal subscriptions to public calendars. Calendar also now syncs with the Windows Live Mail beta and Microsoft Outlook when using the Outlook Connector addin. Also included are to-do lists that allow you to manage both personal and shared tasks between contacts.

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    To have a look of the new layout see the attached image, From what I can see in that screenshot it looks a welcomed improvement to me (Y)

    Hotmail still continues to be one of the best looking web based email services I think.
     

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    Very nice, I like how they've included the display picture at the top as well. Hopefully this new interface will work properly with FireFox as the old one doesn't for me :(
     
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    Hotmail / Windows live has been fully compatible with Firefox for over a year now, if you get forced to use the classic interface check you don’t have a plug-in that might be breaking it, some ad blocking software could do that or simply just your works proxy if you’re at work, although it shouldn’t.
     
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    Well I don't know what's wrong with it but it never worked in Firefox at home or at work for me on either my PCs or my laptop. I'm not too bothered as I can still read my e-mails and delete them etc.
     

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