Windows Live Mail give you the richness of outlook for your hotmail account, looks and feel very similar to OWA (outlook web access).

Search capabilities, powerful calendar with sharing feature, Notes, Tasks and reminder.  Configurable look and feel, preview pane and menu customization, and lot more.

 

If you have a hotmail account, you should see a link (on the top left corner)  to participate in the Windows Live Mail Beta. 

Take it out on a test drive and give us your feedback.