Microsoft today revamped its MSN website, launching a beta portal with cleaner, responsive, touch-optimized design and user-friendly interface. The overhaul is also being done to make MSN portal deeply integrated with other Microsoft services, the company announced in a blogpost. In short, the company has loaded its portal with several enticing features and wants you to make MSN your browser’s homepage. Also Read - Microsoft launches cybersecurity skilling program in India to train over 1 lakh learners
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The company has integrated the Bing apps with MSN to bring more content to you, as well as bring the ability to check your health, and shop among other things. For instance, Microsoft has partnered with over 1,000 networks to deliver content on its News portal, which until now was being done in-house. Also Read - Microsoft launches a Minesweeper inspired Christmas special sweater
The homepage is customizable, allowing users to place the content they want to see on the top. All these settings and preferences will be instantly synced across their different devices as soon the user logins with a Microsoft ID. There are few quick shortcuts on the top to navigate to other Microsoft services including OneDrive and Outlook as well as social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
The company says that it will port these features to the Android and iOS apps later this year. The beta of the updated version of MSN will be released today for the Web and Windows Phone. The final stable version is expected to come out by the end of this month.