Is E-mail provider Hotmail set for a revamp?

Something big and remarkable is yet to happen on October 03, 2011. New York and San Francisco Press and analyst were invited by Microsoft. There were no specifications on what the event is all about. However, it’s safe to say that there’s a huge change involving Hotmail.  To quote the invite “We listened. We learned. We reinvented Hotmail from the ground up.  “From performance to spam to security and more, we’re going to challenge your perceptions and show how we stack up against the competition.”

Change has always been constant. Rivals like yahoo have changed its page to a more sophisticated and user friendly. Applications on mobile phones and tablets have been upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 or from single call and text to android and the likes.

Microsoft has stayed mum about the whole event and preferred not to share anything yet that is not on the invite. There were speculations that this could be the roll out of an HTML 5 version of Hotmail.

HTML 5 to further elaborate is a language for structuring and presenting content for the worldwide web making it more readable by users and consistently understood by computers and devices.  It has been known that Microsoft is readying an HTML 5 version of Bing.

Google for instance re-introduced offline access to Google Docs using HTML 5. Perhaps this has led Microsoft to optimize and enhance further the functionalities of HTML 5 after seeing Google’s imperfections and limitations.  They have perceived this as a great avenue to revolutionize their products and to make it even more competitive.

A lot are thrilled and probably wondering what the BIG news is, most especially that the invites were sent out after the company experienced a massive, three hour Hotmail and SkyDrive outage. Whatever that is, it’s definitely going to be a trending topic, not just to the IT geeks but to the users per se.

So for now, let us just brace ourselves for the NEXT BIG THING to happen. This can be very intriguing, but this has left us with no choice but to wait until our calendar reaches Oct 03, 2011.

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