Microsoft’s Metro-inspired websites are getting better and better. The latest is “What’s your inbox like”, a marketing promotional website for Windows Live Hotmail and sports one of the best “native” implementations of the Metro tiles.
The tile shadows are a nice touch reminiscent of the upcoming XBOX 360 dashboard update.
During the E3 expo this year, Microsoft announced a new Xbox 360 dashboard update will be coming soon, which greatly resembles the “Metro” UI on the Window Phone and Windows 8 Start screen. A YouTube video (embedded below) shows off some of the new features coming to Xbox 360 later this year — one of which is the Skype integration coming to Xbox 360 via Kinect soon. The Skype on Xbox 360 will work with Xbox LIVE friends and Xbox parties.
Skype already supports Facebook with a “boatload” of new features coming to the social networking site. The integration with the Xbox LIVE network would bring another social network into Skype. With the recent spotting of video chat coming to Windows Live Web Messenger, it’s definitely interesting to see how Windows Live Messenger, Xbox LIVE, Facebook chat, and Skype will be integrated together.
Furthermore, the new Xbox 360 dashboard screenshot leak revealed an interesting option – “Discoverable” setting that allow “companion devices to discover your Xbox”.