engine - 1:35 pm on May 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
Microsoft To Give Hotmail A Makeover [news.bbc.co.uk]
Microsoft is refreshing its free e-mail service Hotmail in an attempt to give it an edge over rival offerings from Yahoo and Google.
The update will mean documents sent via Hotmail can be viewed and edited via web versions of its Office software.
Other changes are designed to improve security by filtering spam and spotting phishing attacks.