You can try out the new home page by going to It's slick, fast, easy-to-use and visually appealing.

Joe Wilcox at Microsoft Watch noticed:  

"The software giant is testing a new home page, and do I detect some AJAX? The new also introduces visual concepts, like thumbnails, similar to those used in Windows Vista.

"The shared Windows Vista design heritage is one of approach. It's quite brilliant, if intentional, and lucky, if accidental. One way for Microsoft to take back the Web--rather than Google and Web 2.0 companies taking the desktop--is to unify the user experience across its desktop software, Websites and Web services. Office 2007 and Windows Vista offer an unprecedented number of visual cues, at least compared to their forebears."  

Kudos to the Microsoft.Com team!