tanja on MoreThanMail team blog had announced the availability of their newest public build of Windows Live Mail desktop just a little bit before it was ready to go live. Thankfully, the technical issues have been resolved and build 1083 is now up on ideas.live.com.
Here’s what’s new in this build:
- Bug Fixes – This is always a given, but there are over 150 fixed since the last release.
- Update Feeds Button – Exactly what you would think. A button that refreshes your RSS feeds.
- Minimize to System Tray – This is a huge one for me and a feature that I have missed since switching to Mail desktop from Outlook.
- Sign in with 3rd Party Live ID’s – This is for those of you whose Live ID is not an @msn.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, or any of the other Microsoft produced domains.
Those are the four most significant features of the new release (at least for me), but other improvements include Easier Help Options and a change that makes your Current View Settings stick.
Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta