Some of us might remember the 'good ol days' back in the mid to late 90's when everybody was getting a Hotmail address. Back then, Hotmail was an independent startup that was doing something nobody else was, giving away web-based email for FREE.
Fast forward 15 years, and since Microsoft bought the platform, barely any real changes have been made. It took Microsoft years to offer a similar amount of storage on Hotmail that Gmail had been offering for years, they still don't have an IMAP option, and up until recently, you couldn't even auto-foward emails to a non-hotmail address!
So Microsoft have announced today that they are "re-inventing' Windows Live Mail. Watching this little video is meant to inspire you to realise that the future is NOW with the new Microsoft Windows Live Mail. Despite the horrible name (which seems to be a wonderful trend with Microsoft lately, giving products appalling names), Microsoft wants to show you that they are doing much to ensure that your email experience is as modern and useful as you expect it to be.
Sadly, much like the last few updates of Hotmail, this one will no doubt leave a lot to be desired. When it comes to web-mail, Microsoft seems to have been lagging behind Yahoo and Google for quite a few years now, and I'm not certain that this update will do anything to fix that.
To read up some more on it, hit up the Windows Live Preview site for 'inspiring' videos on "people like you".