Microsoft today unveiled a preview of its most significant home page redesign in over a decade. The new MSN home page is designed to be the best home page on the Web, with powerful Bing search, the top news and hottest entertainment, and some of the most popular social networks — all in a fresh new look.
The new home page will deliver comprehensive local information from the new MSN local information offering, MSN Local Edition, also unveiled today. Beginning today, anyone can preview the new home page at http://preview.msn.com. The new home page will begin rolling out today and become widely available to U.S. customers early next year.
Microsoft has started from scratch to cut the clutter on our homepage and reduced the amount of links by 50%. There’s also a simplified navigation across news, entertainment, sports, money, and lifestyle. Local information from your neighborhood is important to you and so is high quality, in-line video. Also included is a feature to display the latest information not only from your favorite sources, friends, Facebook, Twitter, & Windows Live services.
Also check out this tour of vintage MSN homepages. It shows how the MSN homepage has changed since launching in 1995.
Check out above what the MSN homepage looked like when it first launched on November 20, 1995, about the same time as Windows 95 and Internet Explorer.