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This week, Microsoft released a new beta of an add-in that allows people to access Windows Live Hotmail in Outlook and best of all, it’s free! It’s called the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector. If you’re familiar with Windows Live Hotmail’s history, you may have heard of this add-in before. It used to require a subscription but with the new Windows Live Hotmail we’re now able to offer it free (for most features). Every Hotmail customer can now take advantage of some of the best features Outlook has to offer, like Offline access, Categorization, Flagging, Instant Search, Electronic Business Cards, the To-Do Bar… the list goes on and on.
In addition to the new Ajax user interface that allows for richer capabilities on the web, Windows Live Hotmail includes a new protocol which the Outlook Connector uses to communicate with the service. The new protocol is called Delta Sync and is very efficient, so your experience using the connector should be faster too. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
You probably noticed that the new beta is free for most features. It synchronizes Hotmail e-mail (including all your folders) and contacts for free, but still requires a paid subscription to MSN Premium, Office Live Essentials or Office Live Premium to synchronize calendars, tasks and notes.
With the new Outlook Connector beta, you can get the most of Windows Live Hotmail and Microsoft Office Outlook, so Download it Today!
Jared BrownOutlook Program Manager
Hi All, I posted a problem sometime back, July 27 to be precise. But got no response. What's up MS, have you gone to sleep? Is there any help available for the Outlook Connector?
Dunno why but i did download latest version of outlook connector, installed it but when i start outlook 2007, i see no options menu for outlook connector.
I bought a new Dell with Vista and Outlook 2007 three months ago. I transferred Email files from MSN on my old computer to the new Outlook. (I have MSN Premium). After an agonizing two weeks (with all sorts of people trying to me), we were able to get Outlook 2007 working with Outlook connector 2003. The problem I still have is that any message over 1 MB times out, gets hung up in the outbox and keeps resending. If I try to drag and drop a big message into MSN files, the same thing happens. This happens even if I take McAfee off my computer. Will Outlook Connector 2007 fix this problem? I am afraid to jump in without some guidance. Thank you
SAF, I'm sorry, I missed your comment from July 27th. The particular issue you enountered is due to an invalid entry in your junk mail list. I suggest clearing your junk list, rebooting and syncing with the connector. In general, support for the connector is available from support.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx. Tama, I suggest upgrading to the latest version of the connector, available at www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx Jared Brown [MSFT]
Hi Jared, Thanks for your response. The problem went away when I upgraded to the new Outlook Connector. However, now I have another problem. I'm not sure if this is the right forum to put it, but I'll do it anyways. I used to sync my phone, Nokia N70, with Outlook using the Nokia PC Suite. But ever since I have changed to the Outlook Connector, the sync has stopped working. Instead I get error messages like: "PC Sync was unable to access a valid Outlook profile. Please run Outlook and configure your user profile." I have changed the profile and the folders in PC Suite to the right ones.
I've been using the (no longer beta?) connector that I just downloaded today from a link in the latest MS Downloads notification email. I don't get any errors, but I also don't get any of my emails. Fascinating. I assume this is some issue with my company's firewall, but searches have turned up no help for troubleshooting. Think I will save a lot of time and hassle and just uninstall.
Installed the Connector but have not been able to connect even once. Get "not available" error and when I look at the account it shows database as "not available". What gives? Thanks.
I have tried everything I can find on the net to remove this hassle of an add-on. PLEASE HELP ME REMOVE THIS! I have posted on the discussion groups: www.microsoft.com/.../default.mspx but so far there have been no responses. I just want this gone so I can get on with normal computing.
Viewing a Hotmail calendar in Outlook should be a free feature.
does no one have proper uninstall information for this?
So I was having issues with "Network Operation failed" and I was using the latest connector. I'm starting to believe that is may have something to do with maybe the Refresh of the folders or something around that area. I removed my hotmail account, and created a new one (via Outlook Connector), and it was 1) able to refresh/sync the folders and 2) pull down all the mail. When I first installed OC, I was mucking around in it and was deleting a bunch of folders, and moving mail around... I wonder if that caused it to get into a state that kept it from sync'ing correctly.
I have been using Outlook Connector for a while in my XP box along with Outlook 2007. A few days ago, I bought a Windows Vista Premium box and installed the Outlook 2007 along with the Outlook Connector. However, I have not been able to synchronize my Live Hotmail Account. The outlook connector keeps asking me for my account password and after about 3 attempts, it fails saying it couldn't sign in to my hotmail account. In addition, if I try to log in to www.hotmail.com using the same credentials or check my emails in my old box with Windows XP, I find no issues at all. The only difference between the two scenarios is the operational system as both are in the same network; the Windows XP box works fine and the Windows Vista box fails. Any suggestions? Thanks, Sam
Is there any way at all to get the OC to connect automatically, instead of having to hit "Sign In" every time?
Jayson, that's entirely possible. Try removing the connector account in Outlook, rebooting Outlook and then adding it again. That should hopefully let the connector sync again. Sam, what version of the connector do you have installed? You can check by clicking the Outlook Connector menu and selecting "About Outlook Connector". Kevin, I'm not sure what you're asking. The connector should automatically sign you in. When you are prompted to sign in, are you asked for your credentials? Jared Brown [MSFT]
well since there is no fix for this here is what I had to do for all those who are looking to rid themselves outlook connector: uninstall outlook connector from the control panel
uninstall outlook from your install cd
remove all keys in the registry that have "msncon.dll" in them
remove all keys in the registry that have "outlook connector" in them
remove all .pst files
remove all temp files
use a registry cleaner *(i use RegCleaner 4.2 by Jouni Vuorio)
reinstall office outlook now you will be able to get into outlook and the plug-in becomes moot....but these are not by any means all the files and keys related. Anyone want to help me clean it up? That would be a nice consolation prize for Microsoft's failure to have proper uninstall information.