Those of you on the Exchange Labs platform (and probably those on Hotmail too!) will have heard us talk about ‘Exchange Labs Release 3’ for a while. Release 3 is designed to improve the user experience of Exchange Labs, and offer a vastly improved product for both end users and administrators.
It’s my great pleasure to announce Outlook Live – the new name for Exchange Labs, incorporating the upgrade to Release 3. Over the coming weeks, mailboxes and domains will begin to be upgraded to the new infrastructure and you’ll start to experience the increased speed and performance, the new usability features, and the wealth of upgraded features that this entails.
On top of the new user experience, which integrates messaging and presence with a fresh new look for OWA, we’ve added admin tools such as cross-mailbox search, ethical and bad word filters, delivery reports, segmented address book and enhanced administration options.
While the upgrade is happening, we’ll be blogging all about the new features, new interface, and changes to the service that you’ll need to take note of. If you have any questions, get in touch with us. You can also take a look at the new help site at http://help.outlook.com – and don’t forget to keep checking back for screen casts, posts, walkthroughs and links!