After several months in beta, a brand new MSN Live Hotmail was released to the public yesterday. A DigitalPoint Forums thread highlights the launch and links to the TechCrunch coverage of the release, which includes screenshots of the AJAX interface. However, there is also a non-AJAX interface for people like me.
I've been using the new non-AJAX version of MSN Live Hotmail for a long time and I personally think that it's a lot more robust and cleaner looking than the previous version. Additionally, you can even choose a color scheme (I chose black). There are a few small things that I would suggest that could make Hotmail and even better beast, but I'm happy. I'm not alone either:
Nice to hear that. It's a good news for us who are using the service!
One of the more welcoming features of the new Hotmail is the search bar on the top of screen, which gives you the ability to search within your email and perform a web search using live.com:
I remember when this was in beta and wasn't working right. It works fine now. :)
Forum discussion continues at DigitialPoint Forums.