In May 7, 2007, Microsoft announced that Windows Live Hotmail, is launching globally in 36 languages. The mailbox capacity of Windows Live Hotmail is 2GB.
This is the successor to MSN Hotmail service and the most important upgraded version of Hotmail since the first time it launched to the public.
The goal of Windows Live Hotmail service is replacing a pre-existing Hotmail service and contributing to Microsoft’s development strategy on Live service platforms.
Windows Live Hotmail integrates many new technologies, and allows users to easily access via the Web, on mobile phones or e-mail client. Products are built on the foundation of Microsoft AJAX.
“We’re ready to offer Windows Live Hotmail to the more than 20 million MSN Hotmail accounts” Steve Berkowitz, senior vice president of Microsoft, said.
Windows Live Hotmail is designed with interface that is identical to famous email applications on PC – Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook. The mailbox now includes a preview window like Outlook email.
From May7, 2007, customers can visit hotmail.com address to upgrade the new Windows Live Hotmail services. If you want to use Windows Live Hotmail on mobile phones, visit: http://mobile.live.com. The capacity of Windows Live Hotmail Mailbox is 2GB.
But by the end of this month, Windows Live Hotmail users can use this service via e-mail and connect to free use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Office Outlook 2007 via the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector beta. Outlook Connector will be available globally in 11 languages.
In 2008, Microsoft plans to expand the segment of software for mobile phones. It plans to achieve sales of 20 million units integrated Windows Mobile operating system in 2008.
Additionally, the software giant also plans to provide more softwares for 40 different manufacturers of mobile phones worldwide. Among them are Motorola and Samsung, two manufacturers have promised to choose Windows Mobile for their platforms on devices.