Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
HP Profit Lower Than Expected
Police Arrests Fifth Suspect In TalkTalk Hack Investigation
Toshiba Develops Fast 3D Metal Printer
ECS LIVA X2 Mini PC Runs Windows 10
Memory-Tech Ready To Start Mass Production Of UHD Blu-ray Disc
New Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM Phones Coming Next Month
HTC Offers Free One A9 Smartphones With iPhone Trade-in
JDI Expands Lineup of Low-power Memory-in-Pixel LCD Modules
Active Discussions
roxio issues with xp pro
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Microsoft Expands Hotmail Active Views

Microsoft expanded Hotmail's Active Views feature to include mail from LinkedIn, blogging service Posterous, Netflix, and deals site LivingSocial.

Active Views were introduced to Hotmail last year to allow links to Flickr, YouTube, and Hulu to be viewed without ever having to leave your inbox.

Active Views categorizes messages by sender and by content. For each type, the feature identifies the most common things people do when they receive the email, and brings this directly into the inbox. In some cases, the message ios automatically transformed. For example, a series of photo attachments may be turned into a slideshow. In other cases, the email sender or website may be allowed to bring their experience right into the inbox.

First, Microsoft focused on popular types of emails with photos, videos, documents, and shipping notifications (e.g. YouTube, Hulu, Flickr, FedEx). For those messages, Microsoft fetches the important content from other websites and lets users engage with it in an Active View that appears at the top of the message. This lets Microsoft take an email with a text URL for a shared video, and instead of just showing text, let users watch the video without having to leave their inbox.

More and more services use email to let their members or customers know when something has happened, and most of these messages have a simple response ? accept the invitation, comment on the photo, rate the movie. Now those actions happen right in users' inbox, thanks to the work of Microsoft's partners like LinkedIn, Posterous, LivingSocial, and Netflix.

LinkedIn messages become an opportunity to take actions and connect with others without having to leave the inbox:

Posterous is also enabling inline commenting directly from an email, and the message is updated when users open it to always show the latest comments.

LivingSocial deals emails are turning into an opportunity to browse deals in real time, see how much time is remaining, and browse other deals:

Sony Ericsson Unlocks The Boot Loader In The Xperia Smartphones        All News        Google Adds New Street View Imagery of Historic Sites
Google Adds "Like" Button To Search Results, Ads     General Computing News      Google Adds New Street View Imagery of Historic Sites

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Black Friday Deals on Microsoft device
Microsoft Offers Movies, Music, Games, And Apps For just 10 Cents
Microsoft Starts Selling The New Lumia 950 Phones
Microsoft To Store Customers' Data in Germany
Microsoft To Offer Cloud Services From Data Centers Based in The UK
Microsoft Band Available Today
Microsoft Opens Flagship Store on New York City’s Fifth Avenue
Microsoft Buys Havok
Microsoft Works On A Laptop Battery System That Adapts To Your Habits To Last Longer
Microsoft Expands Licensing Agreements With Asus, I-O Data
Google, Microsoft Resolve Global Patent Fight
Microsoft Changes Its Financial Reporting Structure

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .