Hotmail, Microsoft’s webmail service, has improved a lot in the past two years. Hotmail is now a modern web application that no longer traps users’s data and focuses on important things like speed, usability, fighting spam and integrating with other communication services.
The latest Hotmail update, that will be released as part of Windows Live Wave 4, tries to show that Microsoft finally managed to develop a better email service than Gmail and, in many ways, succeeds.
Google has a lot to do to catch up with the new Hotmail, but that’s a good thing. Competition is what makes products better.