Microsoft is about to launch a new version of Hotmail codenamed Kahuna. This version has been carefully tested by 20.000 beta testers who have been using it for seven months.
Kahuna will have natural drag and drop capabilities; multiselection; menus on the right button: virus detection, phishing and spam; and other functionalities we’ll learn about once it is out. These novelties are based on AJAX technology which will turn Hotmail very similar to Outlook.
With this new version Microsoft wants to provide users with a more friendly-user mail than Gmail’s. We will have to wait and see whether acceptance level of the product, and if Microsoft reaches its goal of becoming the webmail King.