Microsoft had started rolling out a new version of Windows Live Hotmail, the update promises to deliver a better spam filtering technology and will enable users to send attachments of up to 10GB.
You may start seeing the new features in your inbox as early as today, features like the new 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. If you don’t see these features today, please hold on just a little while longer – everybody will be upgraded this summer.
You might be wondering why everybody doesn’t get the new version immediately. Well, as my friend Phil explained in his blog post Hotmail tips the scales, our Hotmail servers are grouped into clusters, and we have hundreds of clusters. We start by upgrading a single cluster, wait to make sure that it’s running smoothly and that we didn’t miss anything during testing, and then we continue on to the next cluster.