Microsoft Details Next-Gen Hotmail Service

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Microsoft today detailed the upcoming changes to Hotmail Wave 5 update in an event held in US. Following are some of the features, the new Hotmail which will roll out from today will have,

1) Categories / Labelling system:

Finally you will be able to label group of messages/senders into a category. You can make a category for newsletters for example.

2) Instant Actions pane :

This will appear next to each message when you hover over that allows you to perform various actions such as sweep, delete,etc.

3) Flagging:

Similar to Outlook now users can flag messages.

4) Sweep schedule:

You can now sweep folders such as “clean all messages older than 10 days” ,etc.

5) Improved SkyDrive integration in sending attachments and more.

You can find more about them with screenshots of each features here and here.

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