At Gnomedex a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk to Steve Kafka, program manager for Windows Live Mail. As part of that conversation, Steve showed me around "m7", the milestone 7 beta release of Windows Live Mail. Steve talks about the new features, and some of the thinking behind the return of checkboxes, the desire for a storage meter even though 2gb with more to come should be plenty of storage (has it only been a year since Hotmail provided 2mb? – seems like ancient history), and an improved first run experience.
Now that Ellie has provided some background and some screenshots, we can post the interview.
00:15 New additions: loading indicator, basic version, storage meter, recently updated Spaces
03:18 Checkboxes, drag & drop improvements, improved first run
07:09 Spell check on/off, rte for sigs
08:21 Print contacts
09:48 Contact import
12:11 More languages, you link
13:49 Search contacts, perf improvements
Total run time 15:56
mp3 file: 7.29mb