Hotmail gets exchange support and push email

So, outside of the obvious jokes about people who still use hotmail as their primary email address, we’ve got very little good to say about Hotmail. But, Microsoft still takes the project seriously, and they’ve just added in Exchange support as well as push notifications. What’s that mean? You can now have your hotmail account connected to your native on iOS devices.

So, you’ll now be connected for every second of every day to Microsoft’s hotmail service, with emails coming in real time, and you can sync your contacts. Pretty nifty stuff.

To be honest, I had no idea you couldn’t already do this stuff with Hotmail. I had assumed that since Microsoft was the driving force behind Exchange that they would have incorporated it into their web mail service a long time ago. I guess it just goes to show how long I’ve been out of the Microsoft game.

If you’re looking for a tutorial on setting up our email account in the native Mail application, Apple has a brief tutorial here.

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