João Ribeiro

Exchange Server ;Office Communications Server and Windows Mobile / Phones

How to sinchronize Outlook contacts to Windows Phone 7

Hi everyone,

So you just bought a new Windows Phone 7 device ( Congratulations for that 🙂 ) and you want to copy your Contacts from Outlook to it. Easy !

To be able to sinchronize the Outlook contacts with your Windows Phone 7 Device all you need is the Outlook Hotmail Connector.

Depending on your Windows Version, you can find below the download locations for 32 and 64 bit :


Download details: Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit




Download details: Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit


After installing, you must then restart Outlook and configure a new account, Hotmail, using your Hotmail username and password.

At this point, you are connected to the service using Outlook, meaning you can send and receive e-mails from Outlook and to synch contacts 😉


So, what’s next ?

In Outlook, scroll to the Contacts of your Usual Mailbox and select all, by pressing CTRL+A and hit CTRL+C.

Scroll to the Contacts inside the Hotmail Mailbox on your Outlook and press CTRL+V.

Outlook will copy all the contacts to the “Cloud”. Your Hotmail contacts folder online is the destination.


On your Windows Phone 7 device, click the Right Arrow ( à ) and then choose “Hotmail”.

Press the Sync button and that’s it 🙂

If you notice that the contacts had not been sinchronized to the Windows Phone 7 device, choose settings on the Hotmail account and make sure that the “Contacts” are selected.

This is really useful and fast to perform, depending on the number of contacts, of course.

Merry Christmas everyone 🙂

Kindest regards,

João Ribeiro