New Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 (Outlook Connector) for Outlook 2010 Beta


I am an avid fan of using MS Outlook connector with previous versions of Outlook. Earlier when i was using Outlook Connector 12.1, i can manage my Windows Live Hotmail e-mail, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook.  Recently i read blog post by Alessio, that MS had announced the Beta release of Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 (previously called Outlook Connector) in parallel with the Outlook 2010 Beta. It’s really a nice thing to hear.

What’s new? Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 Beta is compatible with Outlook 2003 and 2007, and will replace Outlook Connector 12.1 upon release and provides an improved authentication and synchronization experience.

Better with Outlook 2010: With Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 and Outlook 2010, you gain these additional benefits:

  • Junk filter settings Your Safe Sender List/Blocked sender list/Safe Recipient lists are synchronized between Outlook and Hotmail.
  • Integrated Send/Receive Send/receive works like your other Outlook accounts.
  • Integrated connection status Your Hotmail account status appears in the Outlook status bar.
  • Rule support for secondary accounts Rules work with the Hotmail account in Outlook even if it’s not your primary account.

Where to download & use the Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 Beta: To download the Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 Beta manually, go to the Microsoft Download Center.

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 32-bit

Outlook Hotmail Connector 14.0 for Outlook 2010 64-bit

Try this out. Start enjoy with Hotmail Connector and save more time!!

Comments (2)
  1. A lot of Office 2010 beta users who also installed this release of the Hotmail Connector (dated October 2009) reported problems with Outlook hanging (often) on send/receive. The issue was resolved after uninstalling the Hotmail connector…

    Just a heads-up in case others run into the same bug.

  2. Deva [MSFT] says:

    Thanks Robin for your update and nice to hear the issue is fixed. If you find issues with send/receive, then please check with the "groups" that you configured with it. If you face any issue or feel it's bug, please submit the details to http://connect.microsoft.com/. Hope this helps.

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