Hotmail Exchange Activesync support now officially available in Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has made Exchange Activesync support in Hotmail official, meaning according to Microsoft, 300 million mobile devices will be able to take advantage of direct push support  from the web mail service.

The settings to enable to service on compatible devices (which does not fully include Android devices yet) are:

Field

Setting

Server / URL

m.hotmail.com

Username

Enter full email address, for example: [email protected]

Domain

Leave this blank

SSL

Enable this

Certificate

Accept the SSL certificate when prompted

Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks

All can be enabled (see the Solution Center article for exceptions on some phones)

Windows Mobile users who do not have an existing Exchange Activesync account will not be able to benefit from a free hosted exchange solution without using Microsoft’s Windows Live client, while of course Windows Phone 7 users will be able to use multiple Exchange accounts directly.

Read more about the new development at Microsoft here.

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