The product only left beta last December, so getting a patch this soon is pretty speedy in the Microsoft scheme of things. Existing users will be prompted to automatically install the update when they synch their accounts (though you’ll need to restart Outlook once that happens). If all you want to do is access your Hotmail account via desktop software (or Gmail), bear in mind that you can now do so via the POP3 protocol (and without needing any extra software).
Microsoft Updates Outlook Connector, Fixes Calendar Bugs
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