Microsoft is getting rid of Hotmail and moving over to Outlook.com.
I’d recommend grabbing an email address there even if you don’t immediately plan on using it.
One of the advantages is that it has Unlimited Storage.
To access the other features you need to click on the hidden Down Arrow right by the word Outlook. You can then access your People(Address Book), Calendar and 7GB of free storage on SkyDrive.
The 2nd advantage is that it appears you can access Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ all from one interface. I haven’t tried this yet, but it sounds interesting.
Here’s a good review of Outlook.com from Engaget.
ALSO – Paul Thurott has a number of good articles on Outlook.com. Here’s one: