I don’t think I can understate how cool this feature is: spell check as you type.
Ever since I first saw this feature in Word I’ve been wanting it in every application I have (including DasBlog, you listening Omar? :)). Well, now we finally have it in Windows Live Mail beta. The way it works is pretty slick too, the client-side code on the browser actually starts handing words and groups of words up to the server to be checked for errors. When errors are detected the misspellings are indicated on the client with familiar red squiggly lines.
The best way to get a feeling for this is to see it in action. Since we haven’t released the feature yet you can’t, unfortunately, try it out… but you can have Imran give you a demo. Check out the Video that Imran, Vikram, Brian and Zeek made, it gives a great run down of the design, development and testing of the feature.
For those of you on the beta and wondering when you’ll see this… I’m predicting you’ll see it before the year is up (but I don’t make any guarantees ;)).