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Windows 7: Hotmail now supports push email, calendar, and contacts with Exchange


30 Aug 2010   #1

 
Hotmail now supports push email, calendar, and contacts with Exchange

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Hotmail is making it easier for you to stay up-to-date and be productive on your phone. Starting today, you can get your email, calendar, and contacts pushed automatically to your phone using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS). EAS keeps everything in sync between your phone and Hotmail, so whatever you do on your phone, like delete an email, add an appointment, or update one of your contacts with a new number, will also be reflected on the web, and vice-versa. If you use an email client on your PC that already syncs with Hotmail, like Outlook with the Outlook Connector or Windows Live Mail, what you do on your phone will show up there as well, delivering a seamless experience for managing your stuff between your PC email client, your browser, and your phone.



Today, EAS is supported by over 300 million mobile devices worldwide, including some of the most popular Windows, Nokia, and Palm smartphones, as well as the iPhone and iPad. For a full list of supported devices, click here.

Setup details: I encourage you to take a look at the phone-specific setup instructions and known issues at the Windows Live Solution Center page on Active Sync setup. Field

Setting

Server / URL

m.hotmail.com

Username

Enter full email address, for example: someone@example.com

Domain

Leave this blank

SSL

Enable this

Certificate

Accept the SSL certificate when prompted

Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks

All can be enabled (see the Solution Center article for exceptions on some phones)



In the coming months, we will continue to bring out new features and capabilities based on feedback from our users, so please, stay tuned for more.



Dick Craddock
Group Program Manager
Windows Live Hotmail


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30 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I was a tester for this the last couple of weeks. Now I'm wondering how I lived so long without it!
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30 Aug 2010   #3

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

dang... doesn't work for (my) android evo
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30 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
dang... doesn't work for (my) android evo
Really?? Does that phone not support Exchange?
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31 Aug 2010   #5

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
dang... doesn't work for (my) android evo
Really?? Does that phone not support Exchange?

It does support exchange but hasn't worked for me yet.
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31 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
dang... doesn't work for (my) android evo
Really?? Does that phone not support Exchange?

It does support exchange but hasn't worked for me yet.
That's strange ... I was under the impression that everyone got the new feature simultaneously this time. Is a particular error you are getting?
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01 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 
Hotmail now supports push email, calendar, and contacts with Exchange

Quote:
Hotmail is making it easier for you to stay up-to-date and be productive on your phone. Starting today, you can get your email, calendar, and contacts pushed automatically to your phone using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS). EAS keeps everything in sync between your phone and Hotmail, so whatever you do on your phone, like delete an email, add an appointment, or update one of your contacts with a new number, will also be reflected on the web, and vice-versa. If you use an email client on your PC that already syncs with Hotmail, like Outlook with the Outlook Connector or Windows Live Mail, what you do on your phone will show up there as well, delivering a seamless experience for managing your stuff between your PC email client, your browser, and your phone.
More: Hotmail now supports push email, calendar, and contacts with Exchange ActiveSync
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01 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Interesting post... I'm wondering how much value exist here as most folks running exchange are managing their own domain mail not Hotmail.
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01 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's mainly to reach out to the iPod Touch and iPad Market that have built-in Exchange support apart from so many phones that this support as well. Some may not support the Hotmail protocols but they support Exchange and will now be able to connect easily.
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01 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Interesting post... I'm wondering how much value exist here as most folks running exchange are managing their own domain mail not Hotmail.
You don't understand. This announcement doesn't actually have anything to do with Exchange. This allows Hotmail users to access and sync their mail, contacts, and calendars through Exchange's ActiveSync protocol. I, for example, do not have an Exchange account, but I am now able to access my Hotmail using ActiveSync.

I hope that makes it clearer for you and anyone else who was confused.
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