Microsoft's Hotmail rebrand is a hit, SkyDrive website revamped

By Shawn Knight · 15 replies
Aug 14, 2012
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  1. Microsoft rebranded Hotmail as late last month in an attempt to rid itself of the negative reputation it had earned since launching way back in 1996. We're only two weeks into the change but it appears the decision has……

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  2. What s wrong with Microsoft. This is going to be Third re branding of Hotmail.( and now
    They have to fix first Bing . Have you force yourself to one week use only Bing and see how much not relevant results you are getting and how much missing Google.
    Who will use skydive and why?
  3. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    Hotmail was never re-branded into, was a sort of suite that included Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery and a few other things so this is the first re-brand of Hotmail they have done. Yes you could get a email address but Hotmail was never gone and was always part of that suite of programs and services.
  4. I'm still happy with I signed and linked up just to reserve it.
  5. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    I'm an email-address-aholic I think I have around 30 ATM including a,, and, all the same username (I get bored and start looking for new ones).
  6. This is long overdue. I've been using Hotmail forever and finally it's a pleasant, integrated and swift (well, quicker) service. Way better than before. I noticed the Skydrive upload manager changed this week so now it's much easier to upload multiple files than before too. I find it easier to use than Dropbox and the free limit is 7Gb which is reasonable, if not great. I have 3 Hotmail addresses all tied together (access through a drop down on the rhs) so I get 21GB which is good enough. They have a box to resize all photos to 2048px, but that should not be ticked as default - that's annoying. It's be much better is they gave 3 size options for landscape and portrait and none ticked as default.

    Overall, is a vast improvement so I'm happy to say well done MS. Now you just need to give 8 an option to work like a 7 desktop and we can be friends again.
  7. OMG, I take it back. MS we are NEVER gonna be friends. You've changed Skydrive yet again and now it's horrible - even file order doesn't work because you made 10 follow 1 when 2 comes after 1. Change it back you *****s !

    What are they smoking ?
  8. Dj23

    Dj23 TS Rookie

    I think SkyDrive is brilliant, and for the amount of space you get for free. I also benefit with having a Windows Phone, everything is automatically saved to my SkyDrive. No messing around with Syncing the phone or emailing photos when I want them online.

    Now that it's integrated with Explorer makes it so much easier. So yeah, I will use SkyDrive, as I already do, a lot.
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Great, loaded and was told I've been upgraded from hotmail to outlook.
    And already found such a fundamental error in UI design, the left navigation frame scrolls with the email list/email text frame. Don't consider it an upgrade so far.

    If you turn on "Reading Pane" to Bottom or Right then scrolling works correctly.

    Edit 2:
    If using Opera 12.x the "new" option does not present menu options when composing a new email. Menu bar stays blank, works in IE8 though.
  10. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    Need to check this out when I get home later but sounds like good stuff. I've always used hotmail and currently use the live client/outlook at home with no problems.
  11. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    unlike the previous integration with Live. this iteration of moving into outlook is actually so much better. I actually don't mind logging into my hotmail account now. the UI is so much more efficient, easy to use just like the regular outlook. nice job microsoft. now fix your spam mail filter, god knows it still doesn't work.
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,123   +982

    Personally, I disdain all these integrated suites and much prefer GOOD standalone applications.
    This gives me freedom to move any one of them without concern for any foobars like this.
    I too ran Outlook, but ONLY for contacts and the Calendar, never email - - also never ran into the 2gb
    file size problem of the PST as a result.

    If and when I ever elect to trust iCloud storage security, I'll look for another standalone solution too.

    as they say - - your mileage may vary. :)
  13. RajeGera

    RajeGera TS Rookie Posts: 50

    SkyDrive I sthe cloud storage where u store ur data in the computer and link it with web storage.Its awesome concept.Gmail Drive if u knw is analogous to SkyDrive.Its awesom concpt.
    Bing is no way near 2 google as search engine.There is no link between SkyDrive and Bing.
  14. So is Dropbox. Raje
  15. You do know that this is 2012 and therefore e have the storage space and bandwidth to spell words out fully.
  16. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    >_> Just use 01 :eek:

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