During this last week, Microsoft released a new version of its Microsoft Outlook Connector. This happened to add support for the recent update done on Windows Live Calendar which is still in Beta.
With this update you can now sync multiple Windows Live Calendars with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Office Outlook 2007. You can now take advantage of Outlook’s great calendar and time management features and still access your schedule on the web anytime, and anywhere… and always for free (ok you need to buy outlook first… although there are other ways to get outlook… like… maybe some special… very special promotions… :)…!! )
For those that never used the Windows Live Calendar Beta, you can access it on this web address: http://calendar.live.com. It has a fast and functional Ajax user interface providing a rich experience on the web… supporting many new features making Outlook look even better!! For example, if you have multiple calendars (maybe one to use for work, another one for your events) or even shared calendars, each of them will sync with Microsoft Office Outlook always by using the Office Outlook Connector Beta.
Check out the How To? after the break…
First the Requirements… you need to have the following:
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or 2007
- If you’re reading this you must have internet… right!!
- A Windows Live/Hotmail Account (if you don’t have an account, click here to register)
Now the How To? You need to do the following:
- Download the Office Outlook Connector 12.1 Beta from here
- Close Outlook (if open!!)
- Install the downloaded Office Outlook Connector 12.1 Beta
- Run Outlook
- Enter your Windows Live/Hotmail account details in the prompt loaded
- Your Windows Live/Hotmail account can be accessed from the Mail Folders List as one of your personal folders
Any appointments you make, they are automatically synced back to your live account and can be accessed from anywhere!! Another important thing is that you can have as many Hotmail accounts as you want synced with your Outlook… Finally The Cost?… No need to worry cause it’s free!!! What can I say??? Thank you Microsoft!!! 😉 Happy Calendaring!