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Import contacts from Outlook to WP7 [How To]

 

Should you be looking to purchase a Windows Phone 7 handset, or have just recently made the switch, you may be wandering if you can import your contacts from Outlook if you don't have an Exchange email account or have your contacts stored remotely elsewhere. Well, you can and it's fairly straight forward too.

Before we begin, you'll need the Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector, a nifty little program which enables synchronisation and connectivity between the two services. Now, make a brew, get comfortable and let's begin.

For Outlook 2007:

  1. Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  2. Click Outlook Connector, then click “Add a New Account” and enter the information for your Windows Live account.
  3. Restart Outlook (close and open).
  4. Click Contacts and now you’ll be able to move people from your main Contacts folder to the new Windows Live account folder.

For Outlook 2010:

  1. Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2010
  2. Click File, then “Add Account,” make sure that “E-mail Account” is selected, and then enter the information for your Windows Live account.
  3. Click Contacts and now you’ll be able to move people from your main Contacts folder to the new Windows Live account folder.

Once the above steps have been carried out, you should be able to see your contacts on your Live account. Make sure you use a Live ID that you either already use or will use on your WP7 and after synchronising the account on your phone to import your contacts your People hub should reflect the newly added associates.

Source: IntoMobile

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Import contacts from Outlook to WP7 [How To]

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Thanks! That was an interesting article. It meshes well with a pocketnow youtube video regarding calendar entries from outlook calendar to the hotmail mcalendar.

Still sucks royally. I do not want my contacts on the 'cloud' but I do want to sync outlook with my winphone7!!!! Damn MS don't be so stubborn.