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Hello everyone. My name is Alessio Roic and I’m a Program Manager on the Outlook product team here in Redmond. Today I will cover how to connect to your Hotmail accounts in Outlook 2010.
In previous versions of Outlook, connecting to Hotmail accounts could be done using one of the following methods:
In order to get your Hotmail and Windows Live Inbox, Calendar and Contacts in Outlook 2010 you need to install Outlook Connector 14 (OLC 14). OLC 14 is the next version of the Outlook Connector and it is currently in Technical Preview mode and is to be used with only with the Outlook 2010 Technical Preview.
OLC 14 offers the highest level of reliability and feature richness when connecting Outlook to your Hotmail account
Let Outlook 2010 determine if you need OLC 14 and install it for you
We are working hard to make sure that the experience of moving to Outlook 2010 is as smooth as possible when it comes to accessing your Hotmail accounts. Outlook 2010 is able to determine when OLC 14 is needed and points you to the correct download location for the OLC 14 package.
This detection occurs in two scenarios:
1. Upgrading to Outlook 2010 with a profile that contains at least one DAV and/or OLC 12 account
2. Adding a @hotmail.com, @live.com or @msn.com accounts through the Add New Account dialog
Note: Should you choose not to install the OLC 14, Outlook 2010 will attempt to establish a connection to the server using the POP protocol. However this method only allows downloading your mailbox, while Outlook Connector also lets you view and update their Hotmail and Windows Live Inbox, Calendar and Contacts in Outlook.
Outlook Program Manager
More info on Outlook and Hotmail integration:
New Outlook Hotmail Connector releasedHTTPS Support added to Outlook Hotmail ConnectorHotmail accounts and RSS feeds in Outlook: An Out of Office Casual special (video)Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector overview
Alessio: I'm an MSDN member and I downloaded Windows 7 on
Thursday. I have now installed Office 2007 Ultimate
on this machine with Outlook Connector 12.1. I
have tried more than a dozen times to get the
Connectore to correctly synchronize my Outlook
Inbox with my Live Mail Inbox, but it fails to
do so. About 75% of the messages shown in the
Outlook Inbox have blank headers and blank
bodies. OLC 12.1 worked fine on this same account
on my XP and Vista machines. I didn't find the Office 2010 CTP on the MSDN
site and I wasn't invited (despite having more
than 40 years programming experience). I did
try OLC 14 with my Outlook 2007, but it just
crashed Outlook. Is there a fix for this Windows 7 problem? Thanks for your valuable time, Chen Coulter
Software Sourcery Systems, Inc.
Alessio,thanks a lot,it is wonderful and helpful
Hey Alessio: I've added a @msn.com account, and I've tried to get the setting for this account automatically, but when I press the "Install Now" button of the window asking for install outlook connector, the browser just displays the MSN site... Could you help me with a location to dowload the latest build of Outlook connector for Outlook 2010. (I'm aware it could be still a beta version). Thanks, Byron
Does this work for live.ca accounts as well ?
Thanks, Alessio, for the info. - helpful.
Problem: rcvd. 2010 TP last week - tried to launch Outlook 2010 and want to sync with hotmail acct. I get no redirect to any OLC14 download page when I press "Install Now" on the "It is recommended..." dialog box. It just goes to www.msn.com. So, I canceled, and proceed with launch. Obviously I can't see anything in Outlook but attempted to add account within application. I get the "You must upgrade to the latest Outlook Connector..." message, but when click on "Upgrade Now" button, I get nothing. Please assist, where is OLC14 page to get download? Regards,
Mel - firstname.lastname@example.org
I had to restore my computer system, and now cannot get the Outlook Data Folder to show in the Navigation Pane. My account was originally set up as an MSN Premium Account, which I let expire when MSN severed its partnership with Qwest. It has now reverted to a Windosw Live Hotmail Account. The account syncs up to Outlook 2010 and the emails show, but there is no longer the Outlook Data Folder. How do I recover that?
I have the latest verion of connector running on outlook 2010 but everytime I try and retrieve mail from hotmail I get error4102 unable to synchronise folders.. log into mail on line to rectify. Only problem, NOTHING in hotmail or outlook allows you to do anything... WHY??