Some users might have joined the Redmond Company’s Technical Preview of Office 2010 to access the pre-released versions of Microsoft Office 2010 suite such as Excel 2010, Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Outlook 2010, OneNote 2010, Access 2010, SharePoint Workspace 2010, Visio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, InfoPath 2010 and Publisher 2010. Users who have tested Outlook 2010 should have noticed that Outlook 2010 under the Technical Preview package does not work with the shipping version of the Outlook Connector (Version 12). Users fail to connect and synchronize their Windows Live Hotmail account in the latest Outlook 2010 with this version even though this version works well with both Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

To allow users to use Outlook 2010 to access and manage their Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars, Microsoft has quietly released an updated version of Outlook Connector for Office 2010 under the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview suite. Users who use Office 2010 can download the free application via the following links:

Tip: A workaround to install Outlook Connector for Office 2010 for user who can’t install Outlook Connector on system with Office 2010 Beta or Technical Preview.

Update: Outlook Hotmail Connector for Office 2010 (for final RTM version)