A post at the Windows Live blog has brought to the forefront an interesting development that should elicit cheers from hotmail users who rued the lack of proper support for their e-mail accounts with the iPad. As per the latest tablet PC news, all of these stand rectified since it’s now possible to push e-mail, contacts and calendars automatically to their devices, thanks to Hotmail’s newly implemented Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) technology. What this essentially means is that users will now be able to access their accounts from a PC, a Mac, or any supported device while any changes made will still be retained and will be reflected the next time they log in, which is independent of the device they use to log in.
The way the EAS works is that it keeps all data in sync saving users the trouble to manually re-enter the data once again. Another good thing is that the service is available over a wireless data connection and there is no need for any tethering.
The latest move on part of Hotmail comes on the back of similar developments from Mobile Me and Yahoo! mail that had also introduced push services earlier in the year.
It can be mentioned here that Gmail users could also heave a sigh of relief finally after the two toolbars that they had to juggle and which was making life difficult for them had been done away with. A stacked card interface appears in its place and has made things a lot more simple for gmail users. The interface that rests on the right edge is where selected conversations are place, from where they can be sorted, deleted, or archived conveniently. This eliminates the need for the second toolbar that could create more confusion than it could clear.