Microsoft has released the Beta 2 version of the Outlook Connector an add-in that puts your Windows Live Hotmail data in Outlook. While Beta 2 does not introduce new features, it provides several improvements aimed at making synchronization with e-mail, contacts, and the free Windows Live Calendar Beta service more robust. If you want to know more about the benefits of connecting to the Windows Live Calendar service, I recommend you read the original Outlook Connector Beta 1 blog post here.
Outlook Connector 12.1 Beta 2 is also available as part of the Windows Live Beta, a collection of free Windows Live services and applications, available here.
In light of some customer feedback we received since Beta 1 was released, it is worth noting that the Outlook Connector 12.0 and the Outlook Connector 12.1 synchronize calendar data against two separate calendaring services.
Outlook Connector 12.0 synchronizes with the MSN Calendaring service (a MSN Premium service only).
Outlook Connector 12.1 synchronizes with the free Windows Live Calendar service.