With MSN Desktop Search out the door, Microsoft is expected to continue ratcheting up its beta MSN offerings with "MOOL."
As first reported by BetaNews, MOOL, or Microsoft Office Outlook Live, extends MSN Outlook Connector and Hotmail integration beyond MSNs Premium service. Microsoft will also unveil its long-awaited Desktop Search as part of the new MSN Toolbar Suite Beta.
As Microsoft endeavors to broaden its MSN reach through added consumer services such as e-mail and search tools, MOOL brings these efforts full circle into Redmonds prized Office System. MOOL connects Hotmail and MSN mail accounts to Outlook and provides synchronization of e-mail, contacts, calendar entries and tasks.
Although MOOL is currently in beta testing, Microsoft has posted a Flash demonstration detailing the use of MOOL with Outlook 2003. Functionality-wise, MOOL is similar to Microsofts MSN Outlook Connector.