Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
IMAP would be the way to go for the e-mails. My primary personal e-mail account is IMAP as well. I use Windows Live Mail, and log in with a Live account (free). This way, when I check my e-mail on any one of three computers, I have access to all e-mail. Because I logged in with a Live account as well, my contacts and calendar are synced. I'd prefer to use Outlook for this, but I can't seem to get the syncing through Live to work...so I stuck with Live Mail.
make sure you grab the latest version of the outlook connector Download details: Outlook Hotmail Connector
it's seamless here, though there were some issues with the Beta version
Also unless you run huge access databases or excel sheets the 32bit office 2010 is a lot more compatible than the x64 - even on a 64 bit Windows 7