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After several months of beta testing, Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 has officially been released as a replacement for Outlook Connector 12. Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 is compatible with Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010.
If you have been using Outlook Connector 12.1, you already know that it enables you to manage your Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook.
Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 introduces several improvements. For example, you might notice after upgrading that the connection to Hotmail is more reliable than before, and issues such as blank messages being synchronized to Outlook have been fixed.
With Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 and Outlook 2010, you see these additional benefits:
To install Outlook Hotmail Connector, whether you have an older version of Outlook Connector already installed, or you are a new user, do the following:
1. Go to the Microsoft Download Center at one of the following locations.
For Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 (32-bit): Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 32-bit
For Outlook 2010 (64-bit): Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2010 64-bit
2. Download the setup file by clicking Download next to OutlookConnector.exe, and then save the file to your hard disk.
3. In the folder where you saved the installer, double-click OutlookConnector.exe to start the setup program.
4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to complete the installation.
The version number of the new Outlook Hotmail Connector is 14.0.4760.1000.
If you are using Outlook Connector 12.1, you can directly install Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 without uninstalling the 12.1 version.
We have seen reports of problems with the auto-upgrade mechanism used to install the latest version of Outlook Hotmail Connector. Users of Outlook Connector 12.1 were prompted to run the Outlook Hotmail Connector auto-upgrade, but were prompted to upgrade again after they completed the setup process and then restarted Outlook.
This is caused by an issue with the Outlook Connector 12.1 auto-upgrade software.
Due to this issue, we have temporarily turned off all auto-upgrade prompts. Until further notice, you can continue using Outlook Connector 12.1, or you can upgrade manually to Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 — in both cases, Outlook successfully synchronizes with your Windows Live Hotmail Inbox.
Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 users:
1. Open Outlook.
2. Click Outlook Hotmail Connector, and then click About Outlook Hotmail Connector.
3. The version appears in the About Outlook Hotmail Connector dialog box. If the version number is equal to or greater than 14.0.4760.1000, you have successfully installed Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0.
Outlook 2010 users:
2. Click the File tab.
3. Under Account Information, click the down arrow, and then select your Hotmail account:
4. Click Additional Information, and then click About Outlook Hotmail Connector.
The version number appears in the About Outlook Hotmail Connector dialog box. If the version number is equal to or greater than 14.0.4760.1000, you have successfully installed Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0.
On behalf of the entire Outlook Hotmail Connector team, thanks for trying the new Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0.
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Outlook
@ Michael Levitin:
thanks for reporting the issue of the GER-CHS mismatch. This was caused by a server side issue that we have just solved. Now German points to the correct package. Regards,
@ Alessio Roic Thank you for trying to fix, but i'm tested it now again and have to say, it dont work right.
The HEAD delievers an new file with the ETag: ae579921bed0ca1:0 signature,
But an GET delivers the old file with the ETag: 35179c3429d1ca1:0 signature. Bye,
Well, finally! I expected this to happen sooner but very late is better than never.
from beta to rtm; easy install. everything working except: error 4202 in outlook, which, however, is working. latest outlook connector 64 bla...bla (yes, running 7 64 bit). don't have a clue. ANYONE?? THANKS!!
a few more details:
have a msn.com account (premium)
same error on two machines (one 32bit win 7; the other 64bit win 7).
all upgraded and current.
no errors in action center ==> maintenance.
THANKS to Simon Mourier and XaMaLa! Yes, you MUST instand the localized version of the Connector... After spending 2 days trying to install, reinstall, reinstall, reinstall, search for solutions, try different solutions... yo made my day. I use Office French version. After original problems for update, I did installed the Hotmail Connector V14 but in English. It did work with my existing configured Hotmail accounts but with strange behavior: In Outlook Connector Tab clicking on Add an Account did not open any dialog. Conector did not show either in the dialiog for Supplementary Servers. I did unistall V14 English, delete all my accounts, install V14 French and now it does work fine. Louis Deschenes
@Richard Boris: Richard, sorry to hear you're having issues. Could you let us know what version of Outlook you're using? That might help getting more info on the problem. 4202 error is usually returned by the server if a message is stuck in your Outbox. Please check your Outbox, and if you have a message there, delete it and synch again. Thanks Alessio Roic
I am using the RTM Office 2010. Nothing stuck in the outbox. Using the new connector 14. very strange since I had no difficulty at all with the beta of 2010. just appeared since i installed the rtm today on a 64 bit and a 32 bit machine. both win 7 (again with no problems at all). thank you.
just looked at the computer management log on both machines. You might be right: on the 32bit machine i have several instances of the following message: Deleting FTD persist message at PreRemove. Name:Inbox
same message for: Sent Items; Deleted Items; Junk E-mail; Outbox. Is there any way to purge this from the server?? Am appreciative.
Sorry for going off-topic, but has the recurrence exception bug been fixed in 2010...? Couldn't imagine such a powerful tool has such a lame bug... : ) Cheers. Reference: sherylcanter.com/.../change-outlook-recurring-appointments-without-losing-exceptions
Installed new outlook connector. Uploads work to hotmail, Downloads do not - what has changed?
I use Czech localized version of Outlook and I've got the same problem with the Hotmail Connection as guys above - clicking on the "Add Account" button of the "Outlook Connector" tab does nothing. I tried English and French versions of HC and neither worked. It seems that your product works only with Outlook with the same localization. However, your addin isn't localized in so many languages as the Outlook is.. So, please, make it work for us too.
I had the auto-upgrade issues as everyone else. I ended up having to delete the original version and install version 14 from scratch. I am using Outlook 2003. When I used version 12.1, items deleted from my Outlook Inbox were automatically deleted on my Hotmail online account. I prefer this. Now with ver. 14, when I delete an item from my Outlook Inbox (sync'd to Hotmail account) it will come back into my Outlook Inbox again when it re-syncs with Hotmail. I've tried every possible way and setting to fix it. Any advice is GREATLY appreciated as I'm wasting a significant amount of time deleting items from both inboxes separately.
Hello, getting the error 4202 myself. Current settings are (spanish localization): Windows 7 x64 + Office 2010x64 RTM + Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector de 64 bits 14.0.4763.1000 + 1 single @msn.com account. I've checked already if a msg got stuck in the Outbox using MFCMapi, but no joy. Thanks in advance.
I'm a web developer currently building HTML emails for my clients. I just wanted to say that Outlook has ruined my day again. So now, once again, I'm trying to figure out how I justify to a client the hours I have spent trying to get simple, standards-compliant code to display correctly in Outlook. I have a feature request: a Microsoft hosted page containing an official apology about the rendering engine in Outlook that I can direct my clients to, to save me spending yet more of my time explaining why Outlook is so annoying and expensive to develop for.