A Few Issues With Outlook.Com Transition–UPDATED
Since Microsoft announced the conversion of their Hotmail product to Outlook.Com, we’ve noticed two issues. Read on for details.
We told you here about Microsoft’s conversion of Hotmail to Outlook.Com, and today we have a few issues that we’ve noticed that we wanted to highlight for you.
Converting to Outlook.Com Account Causes Issues With Windows Phone
Some users converted their old Hotmail or Live account to a new Outlook.Com account. For Windows Phone users, that means that they lost all of their contacts and XBOX Live integration. If you are a pre-existing Hotmail or Live user, implement an Outlook.Com alias instead of converting your account. Here is a great article that explains how to do that.
OneNote No Longer Synchs to SkyDrive
I am a daily user of OneNote and I am running OneNote 2013 Beta in Windows 7 and Windows 8. After upgrading my Live.com login to Outlook.Com, I am no longer able to synch OneNote notebooks to SkyDrive. This is a bug and I reported it and logged it on a OneNote forum. Here is the error message (I obscured part of the message):
I reported this as a bug by clicking on the smiley face at the top right of the screen in OneNote 2013 Beta. I hope that they fix this one soon!
UPDATE–a user on the OneNote support forum reports that opening a Word document in Word 2013 from SkyDrive solves the OneNote synching issue, and I tried it and it works! Give it a shot if you have the OneNote synching issue!