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Importing contacts from your PC

There are two ways of synchronising your Microsoft Office Outlook contacts and calendar information to your Windows Phone. The right method for you depends on whether or not you use Outlook with Microsoft Exchange (Exchange is a collaborative communications server that is used by many organisations).

If you use Outlook with Exchange (this is typically the case if you use Outlook at work), setting up synchronisation of contacts and calendars is straightforward. To learn how, see Setting up or deleting an email account.

If you use Outlook without Exchange (this is typically the case if you use Outlook at home), setting up synchronisation of contacts and calendars takes a few more steps.

If you're using Outlook 2013:

  1. If you don't already have one, create a Windows Live ID.

  2. Add your Windows Live account to Outlook on your PC, then click and drag or copy and paste your Outlook contacts into your Windows Live contact list.

  3. If you haven't already added your Windows Live account to your phone, follow the instructions in Setting up or deleting an email account. After you've added the account, your contacts and calendar should appear on your phone.

If you're using Outlook 2010 or 2007:

  1. If you don't already have one, create a Windows Live ID.

  2. Install a free tool called Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector on your PC.

  3. In Outlook on your PC, use Outlook Hotmail Connector to add your Window Live account to Outlook, then copy your contacts and calendar from Outlook into Windows Live. For details, see the Synchronising Outlook to Windows Phone wizard.

  4. If you haven't already added your Windows Live account to your phone, follow the instructions in Setting up or deleting an email account. After you've added the account, your contacts and calendar should appear on your phone.

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