Active Sync Support For Hotmail Arrives Early?
Microsoft was slated to officially announce Exchange ActiveSync support for Windows Live Hotmail sometime this summer, however, while nothing has been announced, it seems the support is already active. Liveside.net is reporting that some users are having success in syncing their Hotmail accounts through ActiveSync. After several attempts, the server address seems to be identified as m.hotmail.com , SSL should be enabled and you should be leaving the domain blank. Enter your username and password accordingly and it should start to work.
If you are feeling adventurous definitely give it a whirl but since there isn’t any official announcements we would expect there to be performance issues and bugs to deal with. You will also have to delete your existing data due to ActiveSync only being able to sync with one Exchange Server. Remember to back your things up if you do decide to give this one a whirl. In reading some of the Windows Live Hotmail FAQ Sheet, calendar and contact support IS present but task synchronization IS NOT which may be a downside for some. Despite the lack of task synchronization it is finally nice to see ActiveSync support coming to Windows Live and Hotmail.