Today I received an email from MSN that offered a preview of the New MSN. When you click on the tour button your taken to

There are three videos that introduce the new features and feature Joel McHale, Julie Bowen and Brian Baumgartner with a Barber Shop Quartet.

The key features they are showing off are (from Tour MSN page):

  • Hotmail On Your Homepage: See when email hits your inbox, right from the homepage.
  • Social Networking Simplified: Update your Facebook status or post a tweet all from the homepage.
  • Local Info Around the Clock: MSN Local is tailored to your town with local headlines and information, weather, news and events.
  • Bing and Decide: Find what you’re looking for – fast – with powerful search results from Bing, including a Popular Searches sidebar.
  • Incredible Content: Don’t miss out on the top stories. From important national news to sports scores, MSN keeps you in the know.
  • A New Look You’ll Love: The new MSN homepage makes it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for.

The catch phrase for this redesign seems to be Know Now and I am sure this redesign is going to align with the release of Windows Live Wave 4 which may be in the near future.

One last thing – want to see the preview and skip the tour? The live preview of the new homepage is at