Setup Microsoft Outlook / Hotmail, Contacts, and Calendar Sync on Android
One of the best things about smartphones is having your email, contacts, and calendar entries synced from whichever service you use. While Google has this available on Android since the beginning, Microsoft and others have been late to the game. In the spirit of better late than never, Microsoft has enabled EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) support for all its email accounts. This means that we can now sync them on all our devices or email clients that support EAS 2010 WebDav for push email, contacts, and calendar syncing.
This is great news for those who still use Microsoft’s email services, which improved immensely since the Hotmail to Windows Live Mail to Outlook rebranding. The stock Email client shipped with Android supports the protocol Microsoft uses for this service, so you don’t even have to install an additional app.
While Microsoft had previously made this feature available for paid accounts and select accounts upgraded for free, this roll out applies to all users of Microsoft’s email and PIM services. We are able to confirm that it works with free @hotmail.com, @msn.com, @live.com, and the new @outlook.com accounts, as well as custom domain accounts configured for Microsoft’s services.
You can learn more and find configuration instructions at the forum thread shared with us on XDA by Recognized Contributor mpgrimm2, or head over to the official guide by Microsoft.
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