Put the power of Outlook 2013 behind your Outlook.com email

Here is a recent Blog post from the official Microsoft Outlook blog about the new Exchange Active Sync feature.:

“by Outlook Team – on November 15

With Outlook 2013, it’s easier than ever to connect to your personal email accounts that support the rich capabilities of Exchange Active Sync – including your new @outlook.com email address. No longer do you need the Outlook Connector (OLC) add-in to do this.

Outlook 2013 uses newly-added support for the rich Exchange Active Sync (EAS) protocol that has become the gold standard used by smartphones and other mobile devices. EAS will sync mail, calendar, contacts and tasks from your Outlook.com account! We’ve heard many requests from users who want to sync their tasks from an Outlook.com account, and now you can.

It’s very easy to set up. In just a few minutes you’ll have the full power of the Outlook app for your personal Outlook.com email.

LA & Orange County Outlook 2013 tech supportGo to File | Add Account.
Tech tips for Outlook 2013Enter your Outlook.com email (or other email that supports EAS) and Password.
Tech support and tips for Outlook 2013Click Next, wait for the connection to complete, and click Finish.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Screenshot - Account setup

You’re all set!

Setting up custom domains

If you have a custom domain that is connected to Outlook.com, you can still connect it to Outlook using manual configuration.

Outlook 2013 tech support and setupIn the Add Account window, select Manual setup or additional server types and then click Next.
Outlook tech tips for small and medium size businessesSelect Outlook.com or Exchange ActiveSync compatible service and then click Next.
LA & Orange County Outlook 2013 tech supportEnter the required information, specifying m.hotmail.com as your server name.
Computer Support for Outlook 2013Click Next, wait for the connection to complete, then click Finish.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 Screenshot - Advanced Account setup

Migrating from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013

If you use Outlook 2010 with OLC and you upgrade to Outlook 2013, your Hotmail accounts automatically get migrated to connect via EAS. There is no need to add accounts again. When you open your new Outlook 2013 you’ll be able to access the personal email accounts you had set up.

If you think something is missing after you upgrade, check out this article for some tips.

We plan to continue improving support for Outlook.com in future releases, so please provide us with your feedback in the comments below.”

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