Is it just me or is Microsoft really starting to put some muscle behind their consumer facing products?
They completely rebranded their search engine last year and now they're pushing out ads for Trueswitch for Hotmail, which lets users import contacts and emails from old emails to a new one (if, say, you get married and change your name, for example).
IE9 is also shaping up to be a serious contender in the browser wars.
Which is not to say they're not focusing on other things anymore. F# has been getting praises left and right too. They're even getting involved in open source now.
Kudos to Microsoft.