Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 final has just been released by Microsoft. Outlook Connector allows Outlook users to manage Windows Live Hotmail email, calendar and contacts from within Outlook. The new version of the Outlook Hotmail Connector plugin is compatible with Outlook 2003, 2007 and the brand new Outlook 2010.
The development team has added several benefits for Outlook 2010 users including:
Windows Live Hotmail email accounts are integrated nicely into the Mail Folders sidebar of Outlook from where they can be accessed like any other email.
Contacts are also accessible right from withing Microsoft Outlook.
Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector 14 Download
Download the 32-bit or 64-bit edition of the Outlook Hotmail Connector to your computer system. This should save the file OutlookConnector.exe. Double-click the file once it has finished downloading and follow the installation instructions. Make sure Microsoft Office is closed during installation. Users of Outlook Connector 12.1 and later can directly install the new version, everyone else needs to uninstall previous versions of Outlook Connector first before they can make the installation.
Verify Outlook Connector is properly installed
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:
1. Open Outlook.
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.
Update: Downloads do not seem to be available anymore. You can still find the page with instructions here.
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