Office Outlook Connector Beta 2

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There’s a new Outlook Connector released, and this one improves the sync features with Windows Live Calendar. Supposedly.

I had a play with Windows Live Calendar and I quite liked it. Having the connector would make it seamless to share calendar items. So I downloaded and installed it. Ran up Outlook and it crashed. Try again. Crash. Uninstalled the Outlook Connector and it still crashes. But at least now I can see some details – it seems to be crashing due to my LinkedIn toolbar add-in.

So I start in Safe mode (just hold down Control when you start Outlook) and disable the LinkedIn add-in. Everything is back to normal.

Now, I’ve been using the LinkedIn toolbar for a while with no problems, so I can only assume that both it and the Outlook Connector share some DLLs and the Connector install has put on a different version to the one the LinkedIn toolbar was using.

Anyway, lesson learned – always be careful with Beta software…

UPDATE: To clarify: I wasn't able to get both the Outlook Connector and the LinkedIn toolbar to work. I had to choose one of them and keep the other disabled.

If you are brave you can download the Outlook Connector here.

2 comments

  • Note – a few people emailed me about this, asking if I had managed to solve the issue. Sadly no, I wasn’t able to get them both working together. I’ve updated the post now to make that clearer.
    If you have the LinkedIn toolbar add-in then I you will likely have problems with the Outlook Connector.

  • Note – a few people emailed me about this, asking if I had managed to solve the issue. Sadly no, I wasn’t able to get them both working together. I’ve updated the post now to make that clearer.
    If you have the LinkedIn toolbar add-in then I you will likely have problems with the Outlook Connector.

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