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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Facebook and Windows Live Messenger Integration for Outlook

Here is another update regarding Microsoft Office Outlook Social Networking Connectors, now available for Windows Live Messenger and Facebook.

If you’re not familiar with the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector – it’s a free plug-in for Microsoft Outlook 2010 that allows you to keep track of your friends and colleagues activities on Social Networking sites such as LinkedIn and MySpace, from within Outlook itself. There’s a great blog article over at MSDN talking about the benefits of the Outlook Social Connector and how to set it up.
The Facebook connector (available for download here), once installed, adds the ability to see Facebook Status Updates for your contacts directly from within the Microsoft Outlook e-mail pane – you can expand or minimise the “More Information” panel from any e-mail as you like.
Although the installation process is straight and easy, here is a how to where Doug Thomas has the answers to all of your Outlook Social Connector questions! Check out this helpful video on configuring the OSC and if you still have questions afterward head over to the Office blog to post them:
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