Hotmail and Outlook
For anyone out there that has a hotmail account I would recommend, going to www.outlook.com and logging in with your account. Microsoft has done a great job in speeding up and simplifying the process of the emails within this interface. If you have used Windows Phone or Windows 8 it offers a very similar way to use these details.
You can still connect to the calendar and the contacts list, which have also been updated in the new way. You can also link to your SkyDrive account, unfortunately it has not seen the new coat of paint that hotmail has.
Try it I give this the thumbs up.