Windows Live Hotmail will begin to roll out an update starting today.  The new release does away with the “full” and “classic” versions, and combines the two into a simpler, faster service.  Included in the new release:

  • Enhanced address book, allowing customers to easily see emails they’ve exchanged with contacts and keep contacts in one consolidated place to use across Windows Live services.
  • Ever Increasing Storage – 5 GB to start, with an additional 500 MB per month if customers hit their limit
  • Integrated web-based IM with Windows Live Messenger*
  • Improved spam fighting technologies that significantly reduce spam.
  • Integrated calendar features and Outlook Connector.

*Some features will take several months to reach all users globally

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