Outlook Connector – Keep your Outlook Data In Sync Using Live Hotmail

We get a lot of questions about keeping Outlook data in sync between computers. Previously, those questions were always answered with “get a hosted Exchange” account. Well, with the new version of Windows Live Hotmail comes a new sync option: Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

The free version gives sync access to email and contacts. A paid subscription for Windows Live Hotmail Plus enables additional syncing services:


  • Manage, share, and sync Windows Live Calendar in Outlook
  • Access to Tasks and Notes
  • Plus
    • 10 GB of storage
    • No account expiration*
    • No graphical ads—no clutter, just your mail
    • File attachments up to 20 MB—send more photos, more documents, or almost anything you want

A paid subscription costs $19.95 per year

I played with it a few weeks back and it worked quite well. In fact, I think I’m going to upgrade to the Plus account, and begin forwarding all of my email to Hotmail instead.

This gives Windows Live Hotmail users something Google doesn’t offer: full, seamless sync between calendar, contacts, tasks, and email to a local client, while also getting one-stop access to the same data over the internet.


Worth checking out for those with multiple computers like desktops, Tablet PCs, UMPCs, etc.