News

Kahuna Gets Bigger

MSN is expanding the beta program for the next generation of its Hotmail Web-based e-mail service, known by the code-name "Kahuna."

The next group of testers will include external users such as tech enthusiasts and consumers in select markets.

Billed as "faster, safer, simpler," Kahuna is known more formally as the Mail Beta. High-level features in Kahuna include an Outlook look-and-feel to the Inbox, a "Kahuna" look-and-feel to the Calendar, a rich text editor from MSN Spaces, better search, a 2-GB mailbox limit and an "Infobar" safety feature for protection against phishing attacks, viruses and spam.

Specific feature requests in Kahuna include a reading pane, drag-and-drop, right-click functions, streamlined attachment downloads, multiple-item select, keyboard shortcuts, single-click addition of contacts when sending e-mails and auto-complete of contact info in e-mails.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Microsoft and SAP Enhance Partnership with Teams Integration

    Microsoft and SAP this week described continuing partnership efforts on Microsoft Azure, while also planning a Microsoft Teams integration with SAP's enterprise resource planning product and other solutions.

  • Blue Squares Graphic

    Microsoft Previews Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows

    Microsoft announced a preview of Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows, which lets organizations tap Linux virtual machine processes that also work with Windows- and Azure-based processes and services.

  • How To Automate Tasks in Azure SQL Database

    Knowing how to automate tasks in the cloud will make you a more productive DBA. Here are the key concepts to understand about cloud scripting and a rundown of the best tools for automating code in Azure.

  • Microsoft Open License To End Next Year for Government and Education Groups

    Microsoft's "Open License program" will end on Jan. 1, 2022, and not just for commercial customers, but also for government, education and nonprofit organizations.

comments powered by Disqus