Washington, Nov 30 (DPA) Microsoft has announced an overhaul of its Internet-based Windows Live communications platform.
Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Hotmail in particular have been equipped with a new user interface and added functionality, Microsoft reports.
Among the new functions is the ability to create Windows Live Groups. These let friends, colleagues or family members gather in groups for easier communication.
Windows Live will also now include an automated POP3 e-mail retrieval capability. This will allow users to bundle all of their electronic communication into Microsoft's Hotmail e-mail service.
Access to the service from mobile devices is now supported as well.