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Old June 5th, 2011, 04:09 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting the info that you did. Ignore all the haters.
Yeah, I'm done wasting my time with that hater. Fortunately, of the 2500 viewers so far, only one has complained and insulted me because he/she drew illogical inferences and is unable to articulate his/her specific situation like an adult. But 1:2500 is a pretty good ratio for the Internet!
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No matter how many times and in different ways I add the Hotmail account to Outlook 2010, the new account never shows its own unique calendar and contacts. There's inbox and such, but no contacts/calendar.

In my current .pst I have several email accounts all feeding into it, so I only have one "inbox", showing emails from several accounts. Do you think that having my Outlook setup like this is causing the problem? I *really* like your solution here, but I'm stuck. Have you seen this behavior (no calendar/contacts) in your testing?
Hmmm... I've added 3 "Hotmail" (actually 1 Hotmail & 2 Live Mail) accounts to Outlook 2010 on my desktop PC and to Outlook 2010 on my laptop PC. I've added a Hotmail account to my wife's Outlook 2007 desktop PC and her Outlook 2003 laptop PC. In all cases, the "Hotmail" accounts appeared on the left sidebar ("Navigation Pane") of Outlook, and "within" those Hotmail accounts are account-specific folders for Inbox, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Journal, Sent Mail, etc. Those folders have the same icons as their counterparts in the Outlook data file. (So for example, a calendar folder/icon looks like a miniature calendar). I don't funnel email from multiple accounts into one inbox but I doubt that's the problem because if you're using "rules" to do that, I think those rules only apply to email.

I wonder if maybe you don't see the contacts and calendar folders because you and I are "viewing" Outlook differently. When I say that the contact & calendar icons appear "within" the Hotmail account, I mean they appear on the left sidebar (or "Navigation Pane") of Outlook in the "folders list" view (Ctrl+6). You wouldn't see those calendar and contacts icons if the Navigation Pane is turned off. And you wouldn't see them from within the "mail" view (Ctrl+1). From within the "contacts" view (Ctrl+3) or "calender" view (Ctrl+2) you should see multiple contacts or calendar folders with gray lettering that denotes the account.



Just to be sure we're "viewing" Outlook the same way, please try this from the Inbox:
1) Go to the "View" tab and select Navigation Pane-->Normal. There should be a "Navigation Pane" as a left sidebar with folders in it.
2) Hit Ctrl+6. You should see each of your accounts in the Navigation Pane (e.g. abc@gmail.com and xyz@hotmail.com).
3) To the left of each account, there should be a small triangle that expands or collapses the account and shows or hides the folders inside. Click to expand the Hotmail account.

Is there no contact or calendar folder in the Hotmail account?

One other thing... If, from your Inbox, you go into File/Info/Account Settings/Account Settings, is your Hotmail account type MAPI or is it POP, or something else? It should be MAPI.

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[QUOTE=RazzMaTazz;2777838]Wow! I'm trying to help people, for free, and you're being incredibly rude (to put it nicely).........

Good for you Razz. As I was reading this I was thinking a lot of the same. Most of the time you try to post something that's going to spread out some help, you get some sh#% from people.

I get it ALL THE TIME.

You have a very nice write-up here. NOW, I have to admit, this is something that almost exactly meets my needs and I have been looking for.

I have an account NAME@live.com (same as hotmail, and I THINK, correct me if I'm off, but using live.com or hotmail.com dosn't make a difference, I just liked live at the time of setup??) IF that could be a glitch let me know.

To be honest, I need to review in MUCH more detail before I really can ask any intelligent questions, for now it seems good.

JUST TO OVERSIMPLIFY and make sure it's what I think before spending the time to really understand:

1. You will have your regular hotmail/live account in Outlook (I use Win Live Mail? apparently that will work also, but I've been considering to migrating to Outlook anyway, it's just a "Bigger" program, not a nice light email program, only reason I've stuck w/ live mail)

2. ALL/ANY contacts that are entered into Outlook (within the hotmail/live accout) In addition to any calendar items put in, within the same accounts, WILL SYNC.

Are we talking Sync EXACTLY like the gmail/android sync, look away, look back, it's there?

Now also, assume a total re-flash of the phone, where everything is deleted, etc. Flash a new ROM, give it several minutes ALL CONTACTS AND CALENDAR INFO is back. Assuming you re-enter the account into your phone??

I will keep you posted how it works for me.

The only thing I'm a little shakey on is the fact that now my contacts will be "Spread out" over a couple accounts. I think your comment about an occasional export/import to keep things together is a good idea.

I'm not saying gmail is the best, BUT without a doubt it is very transparent with the phone.

OK...Just giving some KUDOS for VERY NICE WORK. And I really hope I can get it working.

One more thing: I have OFFICE 2007, so I am so setup my hotmail not as POP, but how??? Just please give me the quick configuration on how the hotmail is to be setup within outlook, I know it's explained I just need to confirm.

ALL MY BEST, VERY NICE WORK..
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he/she drew illogical inferences and is unable to articulate his/her specific situation like an adult. .
Oh, puh-leeze... exactly where did I draw illogical inferences, and how on earth can I possibly be described as inarticulate.


I see this thread has simply become a 'how to use Outlook' discussion.


The Holy Grail of full Outlook synchronisation still eludes you. Enjoy the self-delusion, I wish you well...
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People....Come on....OK, there are some good points both way, yea it's not a direct Outlook sync, but some good can come out of this, right....

I'm only trying to keep the peace and just say, hey I have a xxx.live.com account and would be happy to sync it, so that helps me.

Sure I would love an overall Outlook sync, I've tried them all, no success anywhere except the comment "Get a Windows Phone"...lol.

But, Let just look at this for what it is. A way to sync hotmail/live.com accounts to Android. Plain and simple.

OK, if it's a little "Over-advertised" Calling it an outlook sync, ok fair enough, but let just let it be what it is, and the OP put some serious work into putting that out there, so lets cut some slack, and just say hey for the future, I would LOVE a "REAL" outlook sync, but for the time being

Slow and steady wins the race, right? This is a step, many more to go, but let it go, best for all of us...

Take care guys....Jeff
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People....Come on....OK, there are some good points both way, yea it's not a direct Outlook sync, but some good can come out of this, right....

I'm only trying to keep the peace and just say, hey I have a xxx.live.com account and would be happy to sync it, so that helps me.

Sure I would love an overall Outlook sync, I've tried them all, no success anywhere except the comment "Get a Windows Phone"...lol.

But, Let just look at this for what it is. A way to sync hotmail/live.com accounts to Android. Plain and simple.

OK, if it's a little "Over-advertised" Calling it an outlook sync, ok fair enough, but let just let it be what it is, and the OP put some serious work into putting that out there, so lets cut some slack, and just say hey for the future, I would LOVE a "REAL" outlook sync, but for the time being

Slow and steady wins the race, right? This is a step, many more to go, but let it go, best for all of us...

Take care guys....Jeff
+100000 - great suggestion.

Still.Dead and Razz...please take the arguing to PM, would be much appreciated.
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2) Hit Ctrl+6. You should see each of your accounts in the Navigation Pane (e.g. abc@gmail.com and xyz@hotmail.com).
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Yep, that was it....it was Ctrl+6. Not sure what that is, but it "exposed" the contacts and calendar within the hotmail account.

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NEW QUESTION!

Has anyone figured out a way to include an Internet Calendar (ics) into this synch method? I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I can "subscribe" to a calendar in live mail, but can synch it. I can add an internet calendar in Outlook, but again, no synch to Android. Anybody figured this out?
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I have an account NAME@live.com (same as hotmail, and I THINK, correct me if I'm off, but using live.com or hotmail.com dosn't make a difference,
Yes, Hotmail.com, Live.com, or MSN.com email accounts work the same way.

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1. You will have your regular hotmail/live account in Outlook (I use Win Live Mail? apparently that will work also, but I've been considering to migrating to Outlook anyway, it's just a "Bigger" program, not a nice light email program, only reason I've stuck w/ live mail)
Yes. You just add your Hotmail/Live/MSN account to Outlook or to Windows Live Mail, per the links in the original post.

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2. ALL/ANY contacts that are entered into Outlook (within the hotmail/live accout) In addition to any calendar items put in, within the same accounts, WILL SYNC.


Are we talking Sync EXACTLY like the gmail/android sync, look away, look back, it's there?
Yes. All contacts & calendar items that are entered into Outlook or Windows Live Mail will sync to the Android device. All contacts & calendar that are entered on the Android device will sync to Outlook or Windows Live Mail. For me the sync has been happening very quickly-- like at the same speed as Gmail, but it depends on the sync settings that you input into the Android device, and it depends on the "Send/Receive" frequency that you set up in Outlook or Windows Live Mail (where the minimum you can set is 1 minute.) Some of the people above seem to be having trouble syncing or delays. I'm not sure why.

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Now also, assume a total re-flash of the phone, where everything is deleted, etc. Flash a new ROM, give it several minutes ALL CONTACTS AND CALENDAR INFO is back. Assuming you re-enter the account into your phone??
I'm not sure what you mean by "flash a new ROM", but no, you don't have to "flash a new ROM" as in specifically delete and reload it. On your Android device, you can simply change the "synchronization" settings for your contacts and/or calendar to stop syncing with Gmail contacts, and you can change your "view" settings so that they don't appear on your phone. Those contacts will still be in your Gmail account. They just won't appear on your phone. At any time, you can easlily, quickly, and independently change the sync settings and view settings on your Android device for each account, so if you try it and don't like it, you can revert back in seconds!

I don't think this is common, but it is also possible to have a phone-only contacts on your phone in a phone-only contacts folder. Such contacts are not synchronized with the Gmail servers. If you have such phone-only contacts, I guess you might want to delete them in order to save space on the phone and in order to avoid duplicates.

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The only thing I'm a little shakey on is the fact that now my contacts will be "Spread out" over a couple accounts. I think your comment about an occasional export/import to keep things together is a good idea.
You don't have to spread out your contacts over a couple accounts. I keep my master list of contacts on Outlook in Hotmail, without keeping a copy in my Gmail account. The only reason that I suggested that people may also periodically want to put a set of those contacts on Gmail's servers is that if they want to use "Google Voice Search", it only searches Gmail's servers for your contacts. It doesn't search the contacts on your phone.

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One more thing: I have OFFICE 2007, so I am so setup my hotmail not as POP, but how??? Just please give me the quick configuration on how the hotmail is to be setup within outlook, I know it's explained I just need to confirm.
1) First download and install the free Outlook add-in called, Outlook Hotmail Connector.
2) From within Outlook 2007, go to Tools/Email Accounts/Additional Server Types/Outlook Homail Connector. From there I think you'll know what to do.

Goodl luck!
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2) Hit Ctrl+6. You should see each of your accounts in the Navigation Pane (e.g. abc@gmail.com and xyz@hotmail.com).

Yep, that was it....it was Ctrl+6. Not sure what that is, but it "exposed" the contacts and calendar within the hotmail account.
Whew! I'm glad to hear that it was just a difference in the way you and I were viewing Outlook. I'll edit my original post to try to clarify that. The "folder-list" view (Ctrl+6) has been my standard way of viewing Outlook for over a decade because it gives you quick access to everything; Inbox, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Saved Mail, Sent Mail, etc. I completely forgot that other people use different view settings in Outlook.
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Razz, I did finally get this to work. There is a lot of little things that have to be done to get it to work properly and reliably, but after having it working for 2 days now I noticed one major drawback: battery life on the phone. I assume that will all this syncing going on it is draining my battery faster because of the increased network usage. The drain is significant, unfortunately, even with e-mail sync turned off. Is there any way to make this a manual sync only?
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Has anyone figured out a way to include an Internet Calendar (ics) into this synch method? I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I can "subscribe" to a calendar in live mail, but can synch it. I can add an internet calendar in Outlook, but again, no synch to Android. Anybody figured this out?
I'm not sure because I don't use Internet Calendars (though I did experiment with ICS & Outlook a few weeks ago). I suspect that it may not be possible through Hotmail because only the default calendar is synchronized with Android.
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Whew! I'm glad to hear that it was just a difference in the way you and I were viewing Outlook. I'll edit my original post to try to clarify that. The "folder-list" view (Ctrl+6) has been my standard way of viewing Outlook for over a decade because it gives you quick access to everything; Inbox, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Saved Mail, Sent Mail, etc. I completely forgot that other people use different view settings in Outlook.
I was already in folder-list view...when I hit CTRL+6, all it really did was pop the calendar and contacts (and maybe a couple others) into view in the list. Very strange. Perhaps I was in some sort of bad voodoo custom folder-list view <shrugs>

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Razz, I did finally get this to work. There is a lot of little things that have to be done to get it to work properly and reliably, but after having it working for 2 days now I noticed one major drawback: battery life on the phone. I assume that will all this syncing going on it is draining my battery faster because of the increased network usage. The drain is significant, unfortunately, even with e-mail sync turned off. Is there any way to make this a manual sync only?

I'm glad to hear that you got it working. If you could let us know what the tricks were, then maybe I could add it to the original post to help others.

I haven't noticed any decrease in battery life over the last month, but I'm not a very heavy battery user and I didn't do any kind of tests.

If we're synchronizing Hotmail contacts and calendar, instead of Gmail contacts and calendar, then I wouldn't expect much difference in battery usage. (But I could imagine any number of technical reasons why it may drain much more battery.) If we're syncing both Hotmail & Gmail contacts and calendar then I would expect some incremental battery usage. So one suggestion would be to sync only the email, contacts, and calendars that you need to sync for each account. For example, if you're using Hotmail for contacts and calendar, don't sync Gmail contacts and calendar.

You can turn off the sync for contacts and/or calendar for any account by (from the home screen) hitting the settings button, and then selecting "settings", then the account, and then by checking or unchecking the boxes next to "Sync Contacts" and "Sync Calendar". If you go back in and check them you'll briefly see the spinning synchronization symbol while it synchronizes. I guess you could leave them unchecked most of the time, and just occassionally check/uncheck them.
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I wasn't syncing anything through G-mail before, so that may be why I now see a battery drain since I have something syncing when before I didn't. I will try your suggestion of turning off sync until I need it. I only really need it to sync when I've added new contacts or calendar events, not all the time. Thanks for this.
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I have exchange active sync enabled on my PC for my work email account, and haven't noticed any battery issues...this process uses activesync for your hotmail account, should not be any different. I am always set to Push and sync contacts/calendar/email. I'd suspect another issue before assuming that adding the hotmail account setup for activesync push is causing any significant battery issues...push is efficient - it only does something if a change occurs. If you aren't syncing email, then just contacts/calendar, which should have very few changes.
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There is an Outlook Add-in from Google (free) that will accomplish much the same thing, unless you really want to use Hotmail. Setup a gmail account and a google calendar using this account. The Outlook add-in can be configured to run on a timed basis or you can also force the sync manually. This will sync your Outlook with the Web Google Calendar. then you setup your stock Android Calendar to sync with the web calendar.

The Outlook add-in can be setup to sync both ways or one way in either direction. This can be changed easily from the same screen you use to force sync on the PC. This add-in can show in the system tray.

I prefer to do the data entry in Outlook and let the double sync get it to the Android. I will probably rarely look at the Web Google Calendar.

I just installed this over the weekend, so I know that it works.
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I have exchange active sync enabled on my PC for my work email account, and haven't noticed any battery issues...this process uses activesync for your hotmail account, should not be any different. I am always set to Push and sync contacts/calendar/email. I'd suspect another issue before assuming that adding the hotmail account setup for activesync push is causing any significant battery issues...push is efficient - it only does something if a change occurs. If you aren't syncing email, then just contacts/calendar, which should have very few changes.
In the process of getting this going I have incrementally been creating contacts on the phone and in Outlook as well as calendar events to check if sync was working and in which directions. That probably caused a lot of syncing the past 2 days, which required network access and therefore, more battery. It seems to have settled down today since I have made no new entries.

Wyelkins, the Google add-on you speak of only works with the Outlook calendar. It will not sync Outlook contacts. It is what I was using for the past 4 months, but I would prefer to have both come from one source, so this Hotmail option is better. I also think the M$ cloud is slightly less nefarious than Googles. Just slightly.
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ok i have read all the messges. I moved fromBlackberry to Droid- BLackberry has a desktop manager to synch everything. I have no problem with contacts- I cannot get my calenda! I set up a google calendar- I have my msn account in hotmail i.e. to log into hotmail I use msn.com)- I have outlook connector and always have....can someone tell me SIMPLY in easy terms HOW to synch my calendar to my phone!!! thanks to you all
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I just noticed something troubling about this setup. When you look at the account settings for the Hotmail account in Outlook, it is significantly different for a MAPI account compared to a POP3 account. Specifically, unlike the POP3 account, a MAPI account has no Outlook data file associated with it. Does this mean that anything coming in through the MAPI account will not be saved to your default *.pst file? That could be a real problem for anyone who needs to archive their e-mails.

I created a rule that moves all incoming e-mail to the Hotmail account (MAPI) to my default Inbox, so I hope that will solve that issue, but it does nothing for e-mail sent or replied to from that account. I wish some developer or M$ would just make an Active Sync module that runs on Android.
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Absolutely and there is no limitation on the no. of imported no. of contacts. This is a native sync between android and gmail.


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There is an Outlook Add-in from Google (free) that will accomplish much the same thing, unless you really want to use Hotmail. Setup a gmail account and a google calendar using this account. The Outlook add-in can be configured to run on a timed basis or you can also force the sync manually. This will sync your Outlook with the Web Google Calendar. then you setup your stock Android Calendar to sync with the web calendar.

The Outlook add-in can be setup to sync both ways or one way in either direction. This can be changed easily from the same screen you use to force sync on the PC. This add-in can show in the system tray.

I prefer to do the data entry in Outlook and let the double sync get it to the Android. I will probably rarely look at the Web Google Calendar.

I just installed this over the weekend, so I know that it works.
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Absolutely and there is no limitation on the no. of imported no. of contacts. This is a native sync between android and gmail.
Wylenkins was referring to the Google app that syncs calendar items, not contacts.
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Stupid Question: How do I know if I have a 2.2 android or not? I have a Sprint Samsung Epic 4g and an Sprint HTC Evo, where do I look to see if my android version supports this?

Is there a way to sync a more open source mail and calendar server like I have on my OWN webserver? I assume mail might be prettyy easy with a POP and SMTP protocol but is there a similar standard for calendar and contacts.

Like I have a Linux Apache hosting account with my own domains mail and dns server. I have some webmail and calendar software running in php. Is anything like that available that can sync with my android phones. I do not like having Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft in between my every contact and email message.. that's creepy and so insecure. I would like to have my phones sync with MY OWN server and business system. Open Source Linux Apache PHP MySql
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I have no problem with contacts- I cannot get my calendar! I set up a google calendar- I have my msn account in hotmail i.e. to log into hotmail I use msn.com)- I have outlook connector and always have....can someone tell me SIMPLY in easy terms HOW to synch my calendar to my phone!!! thanks to you all
I'm not sure where your primary calendar is, since you mention a gmail calendar, but I'm going to take a stab at answering based on the assumption that your primary calendar is the one in your Outlook data file. If so...

1) Just to be sure, make sure that you have the latest version of Outlook Hotmail Connector.
2) In Outlook, export your calendar items to a PST file. Then import your calendar items into the default Hotmail calendar in Outlook. Instructions for exporting and importing vary with the version of Outlook. If you can't figure out how to do that, let me know which version of Outlook you have.
3) Once you've imported your calendar items into the Hotmail calendar, I'd suggest that you use that as your master calendar from then on. (If you use the calendar in Outlook's data file, then you'll have to copy any new events over to Hotmail.)
4) On your Android device, add your Hotmail account per these instructions.
5) On your Android device, from the home scree, press the settings button, then select Settings/Accounts & Syn. You should see your Hotmail account listed, with a green circle for synchronization, and it should say "Sync is ON". If not, turn it on. Select that Hotmail account and make sure that the box is checked for "Sync Calendar".
6) From within the calendar app on your Android phone, hit the setting button and select More/Calendars. You should see your Hotmail calendar listed. If you click on that Hotmail account, it will cycle through the options for sync and visibility. Make sure that it's set to "synced, visible", then hit "OK". Your Hotmail calendar events will automatically syncrhonize between your PC and your Android device through the Hotmail servers.

Goodl luck. Let us know how it goes.
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I just noticed something troubling about this setup. When you look at the account settings for the Hotmail account in Outlook, it is significantly different for a MAPI account compared to a POP3 account. Specifically, unlike the POP3 account, a MAPI account has no Outlook data file associated with it. Does this mean that anything coming in through the MAPI account will not be saved to your default *.pst file? That could be a real problem for anyone who needs to archive their e-mails.

I created a rule that moves all incoming e-mail to the Hotmail account (MAPI) to my default Inbox, so I hope that will solve that issue, but it does nothing for e-mail sent or replied to from that account. I wish some developer or M$ would just make an Active Sync module that runs on Android.
If you want to back up your entire Hotmail account to a PST file, you can do so by "exporting" it to a PST file.

If you want to either manually or automatically archive your Hotmail account to a PST file, you can do so through "AutoArchive". I believe that Hotmail is auto-archived by default. And it may vary by version of Outlook, but to check or change the settings, in Outllook 2010, go to File/Options/Advanced.

You can also manually or automatically archive specific folders (like the "Sent Mail" folder to a PST file, by right-clicking the folder, selecting "Properties" and then changing the settings under the "Auto Archive" tab.

Otherwise, your living Hotmail account is stored on your PC in an OST file, not a PST file. It is also stored online on Hotmail's backed-up RAID server farms which have redundant mirrors in different geographic locations to reduce the risk of data-loss due to a natural or man-made disaster. So I don't think you have to worry about losing or even backing up the data on your Hotmail account. It's probably far more likely that you'd lose a PST file on your PC because your house burns down or gets robbed. And of course, you could throw all of your PCs and Android devices in the ocean, buy a set of replacements, enter your Hotmail account information on your new equipment, and all of your Hotmail stuff, like Inbox, sent mail, saved mail, drafts, contacts, & calendar (but not Tasks, Notes, or Journal) would automatically appear on all your devices. I love that. And I love that when I upgraded my wife's PC last week, I didn't have to do any export/import from her old PC to her new one. I just added her Gmail and Hotmail accounts and (boom) all of her mail, contacts, and calendar items were magically there! (I did copy over her archive folder.)

It certainly isn't a bad idea to backup your Outlook stuff as a PST. But in the modern era of cloud-based data, I think it has become less important. The big threat to your cloud data would be somebody hacking into your Hotmail or Gmail account and deleting the data.
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Stupid Question: How do I know if I have a 2.2 android or not?
And you run your own Apache Server? From the home screen, hit the settings button, then Settings, About Phone. You need Android 2.2 or higher.

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Like I have a Linux Apache hosting account with my own domains mail and dns server. I have some webmail and calendar software running in php. Is anything like that available that can sync with my android phones.
ICS is the Internet calendar standard. I have no idea about possible open source solutions.

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I do not like having Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft in between my every contact and email message.. that's creepy and so insecure. I would like to have my phones sync with MY OWN server and business system. Open Source Linux Apache PHP MySql
Creepy? Yes.
Insecure? No.
Massivly more convenient and cheaper? Yes.

I sympathize with your concerns about giving Google or Microsoft access to your contact data. Personally, I trust Microsoft far more than I trust Google. I think Google already announced that they search through your email and contact data in order to better target you for advertising. And I think Microsoft announced that they won't. (Not that they can't change their minds later.) It's the price I'm reluctantly willing to pay for convenience.

If you refuse to use 3rd party servers, then you could use synchronization software (like the freeware program, MyPhoneExplorer) to sync directly between Outlook and Android via USB or WiFi (if both devices are on the same LAN). You can choose to sync contacts to your phone as "Phone-only" contacts. Such contacts are not "Google Contacts" or Hotmail "Corporate Contacts" and they are not synchronized with the Gmail or Hotmail servers. Syncdroid.net evaluates all 42 of the 3rd party synchronization software solutions.
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Razz Hi, thanks for the effort for keeping us informed :-)

I did everything I possibly can following your set up scheme at your very first entry:
I moved my Outlook calendar to Hotmail calendar, as well as contacts (sacrificing valuable information due to character limits). Then checked thru my Windows Live account on the web that all my calendar and contact items have been synced there correctly.
I've set up my Hotmail account in exchange ActiveSync on my HTC desire Z android v2.2. Over several minutes my Hotmail mails and contacts (with a bizarre set of "files as" mixture) were in my HTC device, BUT MY CALENDAR

Now that I try to sync I keep having "the exchange Server returned some status error".
Gone to "settings>applications>manage appl>all>calendar" and "...>calendar storage" to clear data as instructed. Then tried to re-sync but ended up with the very same "The exchange......status errors"!

Another possibly useful info is that, when I open my can't-synced, empty as air calendar application>menu>more>calendars, I only can see PC sync calendar (checked) but no other calendar.
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This is getting more unusual by the day. I was just looking at my Hotmail contacts in Outlook, which I originally copied over from my default address book in Outlook, using the same display setting as my original contacts, but they show without any addresses. Looking at them individually the info is there, it just doesn't show in the Outlook view.
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SUSA42JA: Sounds like your HTC apps are significantly different than my Sprint apps, so I'm not sure I can help much.
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Over several minutes my Hotmail mails and contacts (with a bizarre set of "files as" mixture) were in my HTC device, BUT MY CALENDAR
I don't even have a "files as" field in my stock Sprint Android contacts app (which I thought was the stock Android app), so I'm afraid that I can't help much on the "files as" thing. I didn't even think that field could be synced. (You may want to check the "display options" in your contacts app.)

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Now that I try to sync I keep having "the exchange Server returned some status error".
Here too, I've never seen a message like that on my LG Optimus S. I don't really even understand where/how you would see such an error message. Is it a pop-up window on your phone? Can you explain? Whatever is causing that is likely the root of the problem.

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Another possibly useful info is that, when I open my can't-synced, empty as air calendar application>menu>more>calendars, I only can see PC sync calendar (checked) but no other calendar.
I don't know what "PC sync calendar" means. Under that calendars screen you should see your Hotmail account with a white rectangle containing circular sync arrows and an eyeball. Tapping on that should cycle through "synced, visible", "synced, not visible", and "not synced, not visible". Cycle through unti it's synced and visible.

I assume that you've gone to Settings/Accounts & sync, and then selected the Hotmail account and put check marks in both the contacts and calendar boxes.
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I was just looking at my Hotmail contacts in Outlook, which I originally copied over from my default address book in Outlook, using the same display setting as my original contacts, but they show without any addresses. Looking at them individually the info is there, it just doesn't show in the Outlook view.
In Outlook, my contacts are displayed exactly the same in my Hotmail contacts folder as in my Outlook Data File contacts folder. (And both folders display all 3 mailing addresses and all 3 email addresses). If I go to the "View" menu in Outlook 2010, and look at "View" menu under "Change View", I can see that I use the "card" view for the contacts folder in my Outlook Data File and for the contacts folder in my Hotmail Data File. (I'm pretty sure that I never customized that "view".)

You wrote that you have the same "display setting" but just so to be sure that we mean the same thing, I'm going to note that I'm assuming that you meant "View Setting" (which is what it's called in Outlook 2010). I'm not sure which version of Outlook you're using (and it may vary by version) but I'm guessing that what may have happened is that at some point you took a standard "view" and customized it in your Outlook Data File. But I'm guessing that in Hotmail, you're using one of the standard "views". You may want to play around with that.
* In Outlook 2010 (and Outlook 2007?) it's under the View menu, then "View Settings" or "Change View".
* In Outlook 2003 it's under View/Arrange by/Current View..., then "Customize Current View" or "Define Views".
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View Setting, Display Setting...both refer to Current View that shows up in the left pane under Contacts. I have Detailed Address Cards selected for both. Something other than the display is changing, actual changes are being made to my contacts and it appears to be bghy Hotmail. All my business contacts now have the name of the business entered into the Name field, so thew company name now shows twice. Only the business contacts in my Hotmail account are affected in Outlook. If I edit the contact and remove the entry in the Name field, it still comes back shortly, I'm guessing after it syncs. I'm going to try deleting everything from my Hotmail contacts online and on the phone and letting it sync anew from Outlook to see if it keeps happening because I don't like this behavior. I want Outlook to be the control set and not subject to change by Hotmail. I'm on Outlook 2007.
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Other changes I've found: a number of my personal contacts have had their addresses moved from Home to Business with the checkmark for "This is the mailing address" checked. Several friends have had their addresses completely removed. Several have had their phone numbers changed from Business to Company, a field that doesn't automatically show in the Current View so the contact displays as blank. When I look at my contacts in Hotmail the number never matches what I have in Outlook. It varies by 3 or 4, but trying to find which 3 or 4 are missing is a real pain. Some of my business contacts have a company name and a person's name. I prefer they list by company name, but they get changed to listing by the person's name, which makes them hard to find since I don't always remember who it is and what company they are associated with.
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Here too, I've never seen a message like that on my LG Optimus S. I don't really even understand where/how you would see such an error message. Is it a pop-up window on your phone? Can you explain? Whatever is causing that is likely the root of the problem.
I don't know what "PC sync calendar" means. Under that calendars screen you should see your Hotmail account with a white rectangle containing circular sync arrows and an eyeball. Tapping on that should cycle through "synced, visible", "synced, not visible", and "not synced, not visible". Cycle through unti it's synced and visible.
I assume that you've gone to Settings/Accounts & sync, and then selected the Hotmail account and put check marks in both the contacts and calendar boxes.
My problem is probably what seebert recently posted.
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I have no problem with contacts- I cannot get my calendar! I set up a google calendar- I have my msn account in hotmail i.e. to log into hotmail I use msn.com)- I have outlook connector and always have....can someone tell me SIMPLY in easy terms HOW to synch my calendar to my phone!!! thanks to you all
You've suggested him
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6) From within the calendar app on your Android phone, hit the setting button and select More/Calendars. You should see your Hotmail calendar listed.
Within my calendar app>more>calendars there is no "Hotmail calendar". How do you think is this possible?!
I've converted to "Improved Mail" unwillingly as workaround. Wish I could use EAS.
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Miami_Son: For me (on Outlook 2010 & an LG Optimus S) none of the data in Outlook is changing (not the address, mailng address checkmark, company name, phone number field associations, etc.) It's all perfect.

I have my phone set to sort by last name. If I have a contact in my Outllook Hotmail folder that has a company name but no first-name or last-name, then my phone sorts it by company name. Unfortunately, if I have a contact in Outlook Hotmail folder that has a company name and a first-name & last-name, then my phone displays it by the last-name. But that does not change anything in my Outlook/Hotmail contacts folder.

Maybe sometime when I get a chance I'll do some experiments with an old Outlook 2007 PC to see if there's some bug in Outlook 2007.

Do you have Outook 2007 completely updated (Service Pack 2, etc)? www.update.microsoft.com.
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Within my calendar app>more>calendars there is no "Hotmail calendar". How do you think is this possible?!
I've converted to "Improved Mail" unwillingly as workaround. Wish I could use EAS.
On my Sprint LG Optimus's stock calendar app, from within the calendar app, I see my Name@Hotmail.com account with an arrow on the left side. If I click that arrow to expand, it shows me the sync/view settings for the calendar. I guess you're not seeing that?

From the Android home screen, if you hit the setting button, and then go to Settings/Accounts & sync, do you see your Hotmail account and does it say "Sync is ON"?

Then if you select that Hotmail account, is there a checkbox for "Sync Contacts" and a checkbox for "Sync Calendar"? Are they both checkmarked?
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The Google add-in for Outlook doesn't work for SH*T. If you think it does you haven't tested it at all or enough.
Try a search in G for problems with it.


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Absolutely and there is no limitation on the no. of imported no. of contacts. This is a native sync between android and gmail.

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There is an Outlook Add-in from Google (free) that will accomplish much the same thing, unless you really want to use Hotmail. Setup a gmail account and a google calendar using this account. The Outlook add-in can be configured to run on a timed basis or you can also force the sync manually. This will sync your Outlook with the Web Google Calendar. then you setup your stock Android Calendar to sync with the web calendar.

The Outlook add-in can be setup to sync both ways or one way in either direction. This can be changed easily from the same screen you use to force sync on the PC. This add-in can show in the system tray.

I prefer to do the data entry in Outlook and let the double sync get it to the Android. I will probably rarely look at the Web Google Calendar.

I just installed this over the weekend, so I know that it works.
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I was going through the process outlined by RazMaTazz (great job!) and broke my contact list into 3 parts (about 2500 contacts total) in order to import them into Hotmail. As I was uploading the second set (contact 1000 - 2000) i got an error from the Hotmail import page saying that only 1500 contacts were permitted.

There is an option to upgrade to "Hotmail Plus" but I can't find anywhere that tells me how many contacts are allowed in a Hotmail Plus account so don't want to throw away $20.00 and still have the same problem. I don't mind spending the $20.00 if it SOLVES the problem...

Does anyone know how many contacts I can have in a Hotmail Plus account?
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I was going through the process outlined by RazMaTazz (great job!) and broke my contact list into 3 parts (about 2500 contacts total) in order to import them into Hotmail. As I was uploading the second set (contact 1000 - 2000) i got an error from the Hotmail import page saying that only 1500 contacts were permitted.

There is an option to upgrade to "Hotmail Plus" but I can't find anywhere that tells me how many contacts are allowed in a Hotmail Plus account so don't want to throw away $20.00 and still have the same problem. I don't mind spending the $20.00 if it SOLVES the problem...

Does anyone know how many contacts I can have in a Hotmail Plus account?
To prevent professional spammers from using Hotmail, new Hotmail accounts are initially, temporarily limited to 1500 contacts, but that limit is increased (and virtually unlimited) if you either prove yourself to be a legitimate user over time, or if you follow the instructions here at this link.
Windows Live Contacts Limit

I'll update my original post to reflect this issue.
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Three quick comments.

1. This is a very useful thread and I appreciate everyone's contributions (with a special thanks to Razz).

2. The reason I am so interested in using Hotmail to sync with Outlook is because I was previously using Google to sync and I ended up losing ALL of my calendar information. I learned the hard way that Google offers very little in the way of technical support for their free pograms (which seem more Beta-like in nature than finished products). Despite hours of effort, my data is still lost somewhere in the Google cloud.

3. Based on the info in this thread, I have successfully set up a new Hotmail calendar and it is syncing just fine with Outlook.
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Great. So I follow the link to Windows Live and connect my cell phone so I can have the contacts limit raised and now M$ is blowing up my phone with all kinds of texts every time I get an e-mail or something on FB. How the F do I turn this off? I have only 200 texts a month and M$ has already used 17 of them in little over an hour.

Edit: turned off notifications online on WL site. Stopped the texts, but not until I got about 27 of them. Why would anyone want to be texted EVERY time someone posts to their wall on FB or posts a reply to a comment? Who needs to be THAT connected?
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Miami_Son: I'll update the original post to warn others that they may want to turn off social-network notifications if they provide Windows Live with their phone number.
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Miami_Son: I'll update the original post to warn others that they may want to turn off social-network notifications if they provide Windows Live with their phone number.
Good idea.
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First, I'm grateful to @RazzMaTazz for creating this thread. I've tested most of the free and some of the paid 42 "solutions" that exist for Outlook-Android syncing and have to report that NONE of them did what I wanted it to, and ALL of them did things I didn't want them to. The 42 solutions are half-baked apps that have been rushed to market with insufficient testing, and they're all riddled with major bugs that render them unusable for me. On a positive note, I did receive full refunds by the creators of all the apps I paid for -- so at least the developers are ethical.

While this Hotmail setup doesn't quite approach Outlook-Android nirvana -- and @RazzMaTazz didn't claim it did -- I have to say it's the BEST solution out there for syncing calendar and contacts. It's also free, and has the fewest bugs so far, so I'm going to stick with it, now that I've set everything up properly on my phone and in Outlook and #sigh of relief# it's working.

Setting up the whole thing and tweaking Outlook and your phone to behave the way you want them to takes a little time, but it's time richly rewarded. I am in complete agreement that Google has enough information in their indexes already -- they don't need to know when my next appointment with my shrink is, and at what restaurants I dine, or what the contents of my business meetings are. (I figured they never developed a good contact sync beyond the one that was hatched prematurely in 2009, because they can already extract/extrapolate what info they need from our emails, which their bots so blithely scan.) Of course, there's no guarantee that Microsoft won't pry into calendar and contact data at some point, but psychologically, I feel less exposed having my data in MS's cloud.
Enough commentary. Onto the point of this message...

Things are syncing very nicely. The data limit of certain fields when uploading to the Hotmail contact manager was a rather insignificant problem, and affected only a few contacts because I had "prepped" my contact list in advance by paring it down and removing extended notes. At first, I was dismayed that the ever-so-handy Outlook To-Do bar (Outlook versions 2007 and 2010 only) was still reading my default Outlook.PST calendar. So I corrected the situation by going to Control Panel | Mail | Data Files and making the Hotmail account the default location. Export your rules before doing this, or you will very likely lose them! The reason for this is the To-Do bar calendar will only read from a single calendar, and that will be whatever your default calendar is. Oddly, the Tasks component of the To-Do bar still appears to be reading tasks from the original Outlook.PST data file. But that actually works out, because there are no tasks in the new Hotmail setup, since they don't sync. Note that changing the default data file in Control Panel | Mail is safe, and does NOT change the delivery location of your e-mail, which is what you want to happen in most cases.

The one slightly annoying issue that has arisen -- and this is by no means a dealbreaker -- is that the original categories assigned to events/appointments when they existed in the original Outlook.PST file, get a little screwed up in the version that appears in the Hotmal version in Outlook. So, for example, if I had assigned the category "Personal Appointment" to an event and the color of that category is green, after syncing, it now shows up with THREE categories assigned to it (by Hotmail, I'm presuming): "Personal Appointment" (green); "Other appointment" (white) and "Personal" (blue). BUT, for some reason, the To-Do bar is smart enough to know what the original color/category assigned was, so that's what displays. It also displays small rectangles of the other colors as well, and I can't get rid of them. I've removed the unwanted categories from the appointment in Outlook and re-synced, but they keep getting added back in by Hotmail. Small price to pay for the fact that everything else works, so I'll live with it. I should note that this behavior doesn't happen with every categorized event/appointment in the calendar, just to some, and I haven't figured out a pattern yet.

Re: the new and unmovable OST file that is created when you go with this setup, I just use a task scheduler to copy the file into my Documents folder, which I back up regularly. As @RazzMaTazz has pointed out, it's probably unnecessary to do that, as the file exists offsite and would be rebuilt with Calendar and Contact data as soon as you set up the Hotmail account on a new/another computer running the Outlook Hotmail Connector.

The other thing you'll notice is that Outlook will display your default folders upon clicking the "Calendar" and "Contacts" buttons in the Navigation Pane (left side of Outlook). But in Outlook 2010 (and maybe 2007, can't remember) you can select which folder will display from whatever PST/OST files you have open by checking a box or highlighting the appropriate folder at the top of the nav pane, when you click one of the nav buttons. So, you'll want to change the behavior of the Calendar and Contacts buttons by selecting the Hotmail version of those folders. Otherwise, you may display empty calendars and contact folders if you've emptied them out, or old versions of these folders if you'e copied the data to the "live" Hotmail folders.

I have not experienced any battery issues on my power-hungry Atrix 4G. I did notice that Android (or maybe the MotoBlur overlay?) changed the color of the text of my calendar events on the phone to a hideous sea green. Previously, it was dark blue and thus easier to read when I was syncing with Google, but again, this is not a dealbreaker. It's still readable.

What else... Nothing! Until we get the Ultimate Sync that will sync everything accurately (and, optionally, via non-cloud methods), this solution gets my highest mark and is the way to go. It should also be listed as the 43rd solution on that Android Sync Software page. And the only one that really works.

EDITED TO ADD: I noticed today that my Rules were completely wiped out. This likely happened when I made the Hotmail Sync account my new default data file for calendar and contacts. I am used to Outlook's many quirks, so I had exported my rules a few months ago and therefore easily imported them.

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While I'm happy to be using this method, I am somewhat disappointed in a few behaviors related to the implementation. My biggest gripe is that since I am now using the IMAP version of my Hotmail account and not the POP3 variant I had been using, I no longer get the audio announcement of new mail I have been using for years. I have my laptop at home setup to check mail every 15 minutes and to announce the arrival of new mail with a sound file (from within Windows, not Outlook), but it no longer works with this setup.

Another issue is using Rules. I have a few rules setup to move incoming mail to various folders based on certain criteria. This worked fine on my POP3 account, not so much on the new Hotmail account. In fact, the only way I can get rules to run on that account is to do so manually. Kinda defeats the purpose. I created a rule to move all incoming mail to the Hotmail account to the Outlook Inbox associated with the POP3 account hoping that would fix the sound notification issue. No joy. Deleting that POP3 account might solve the issue, but I prefer to move all my e-mails to those subfolders because they then get saved to my original Outlook.pst file, which I prefer over the new .ost file.
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Taking a step way back to post #37:

To clarify, after setting up the Hotmail account, like any other account in Outlook, you can force one (incoming) account (exchange corp mail for this example), to drop it's incoming mail into another account's email folder (.ost, .pst, etc.).

So the key to supporting corp/exchange email sync to your phone via hotmail as a conduit is to point your corp mail account to the hotmail folders for delivery.

In essence, the hotmail account becomes a container for the corp mail and calendar events.

Conceivably, you could even set up this same PC running Outlook to pull any/all other email accounts via IMAP/pop, etc., and do likewise: drop inbound into the hotmail account folders.
Then you could, depending on your needs, just use one account (hotmail) on the android device for a single unified inbox (a term already in use in the android native messaging environment).

I too am a blackberry emigre, and for email / calendar, etc., it's bizarre that the major players (M$/Google/are there any others?? ) haven't jumped on the bandwagon to deliver a 'desktop redirector' app to replace the one lost by leaving BB.
This has taken countless hours of my life to get something working, today only partially (email forwarded through Google gmail (even with my own corp. apps account) still gets re-written envelope headers which damages the return path), I'll try the hotmail possibly as another tangent. Full reply ability will be a key factor that again the BB / desktop redirector, and BB Internet Service (push email) provided, and for which I've found no equal yet.
The bleeding edge stinks sometimes... wait a minute... android has been out for what 4-5 years now??? and no redirector??? 'shaking head and baffled beyond belief' = SHaB3

For the record, I HATE using the cloud for anything - a bit old fashioned... maybe - especially since i've worked on networks for 15 years and work for [the #3 in the world] datacenter / cloud equipment vendor (CCO). But once the data leaves your desktop, and sneaks out from behind our puny little home office front-line firewall routers, you have ZERO control and there is ZERO accountability in the 'interweb' domain (someone else used that term and i like it).

Might also be a forewarning - be sure to read your corp. email / messaging / mobility policy document to confirm if forwarding corp. email to an internet service is acceptable... it's may be grounds for dismissal.

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Anyone know how to convert a Facebook contact on the phone to also be a Corporate contact so that it will be synced to Outlook?

BTW, I upgraded to Office 2010 and my rules are now working, but I still don't get the audio notification of new mail.
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First and foremost, thanks to RazzMaTazz for posting this solution.

I tried MyPhoneExplorer and Companionlink with various big levels of frustration (as much as I simphatize with MPE for being free and all) and this solution is working almost perfectly. In some ways, it works better than the old active sync because I don't even have to connect my phone to the PC to get it synced. THANKS!

My only grip is when I create an appointment in Outlook and then change it on Droid. Then the change is never reflected on the PC. So, after creating the meeting at Outlook, it appears on the Droid. But if I change, say the date or the hour of the meeting on the Droid, this change does not sync back to Outlook. Anyone can help? Do you experience the same behavior?

I appreciate any help. Thanks.
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Perhaps this may help others.

I tried to migrate exporting my contacts to a csv file as other people did, but was not successful at first, and this process has its limitations. Also, when you export in bunks, you don't know which contacts will be changed due to the restrictions in size of the hotmail contacts. I ended up doing the following:

1 - after creating the hotmail account in Outlook, I opened two instances of Outlook. One had the list view of all my contacts in the old account. The other had the new contact list in the hotmail account (empty so far).
2 - I select from the old account a bunch of my contacts at a time, say 30 each time.
3 - Drag the selected contacts to the hotmail contacts window (it will delete the contact fromthe old account. you can copy and paste I guess).
4 - Whenever there is a problem of a field in the contact having more characters than allowed, Outlook warns you which field is not good, and asks for what to do. You can then cancel the process and easily discover which field is wrong in the contact and correct it.

This may give some hand work, but in the end you know you did not lose at all any information you may need, and you do a clean start with your contacts.

I had 1.100 contacts and it took me a couple of hours, but was worth the trouble. If you do the other methods and come up with some issues you may end up losing pretty much the same time without having control on the export of your contacts.

Hope this helps.
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Another issue I've noticed since adopting this method is that the junk mail that Hotmail did such a good job of filtering out and never sending me is now showing up in my Deleted Items folder. Not a big deal, but before I never even had to see it. It didn't download at all. Any clues as to why it now is?
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My only gripe is when I create an appointment in Outlook and then change it on Droid. Then the change is never reflected on the PC. So, after creating the meeting at Outlook, it appears on the Droid. But if I change, say the date or the hour of the meeting on the Droid, this change does not sync back to Outlook. Anyone can help? Do you experience the same behavior?
I am not experiencing that behavior. When I create a calendar event on on my Android device, or when I change a calendar event on my Android device that was originally created in Outlook, the new or edited event is synchronized back to my Outlook PCs. (I'm using the stock calendar app on an LG Optimus S, with stock Android 2.2.)
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I seem to be having an issue with contact photos. If I join a FB contact to a Corporate contact on the phone, shouldn't that contact photo be synced to Hotmail and eventually Outlook? It isn't. And if I add a photo to a contact in Outlook it should eventually appear on the phone, right? They aren't. Also, contact photos never show up in my Windows Live (Hotmail) contacts.
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