(The Hosting News) – Microsoft Program Manager, Mike Schackwitz announced that Hotmail users may start seeing the new features in their inbox as early as today. The new Hotmail features include the Sweep menu, the freshly integrated Office Web Apps, huge new attachment limits up to 10 GB using SkyDrive, and the ability to create and send photo albums right from Hotmail. Microsoft expects to have all users fully upgraded by this summer.
Additionally, while most people will see all the new features at once, as soon as their cluster is upgraded, some features, like the integrated Office Web Apps and the ability to send files via SkyDrive, will initially be available only in certain countries. For example, Office integration will first roll out to Hotmail customers in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland first, and then to customers in other countries later this year.
Schackwitz concluded “We’re as eager as you are for everybody to have access to the new Hotmail, and we hope that you’ll love it as much as we do, too.”