About Application Configuration

Topic Last Modified: 2009-09-01

When you install or update the Microsoft Online Services Sign In application, it checks to ensure that applications installed on your computer are compatible with Microsoft Online Services.

After identifying compatible applications, the Sign In application begins the configuration process so you can use the applications in the service. If any of these applications are open, the Sign In application prompts you to close them before it begins configuring them. You must close applications completely before beginning the configuration process. For more information, see Close Your Applications Completely.

This automatic configuration will not affect the way you use the applications. However, for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, the configuration process creates a new default Office Outlook 2007 profile that is always used when you open Office Outlook 2007 through the Sign In application. This process does not delete your original Office Outlook 2007 profile. You can still access your original profile by opening Office Outlook 2007 from your desktop.

To be prompted to choose an e-mail profile when you open Office Outlook 2007 from your desktop, see Set Up Outlook to Prompt You for an E-Mail Account.

Note 
  • To manually reconfigure your applications, in the Sign In application, click the Options tab, click Advanced Options, and then click Reconfigure my desktop applications.
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 can also be used with the Sign In application. However, you must install the Microsoft Exchange Online Connector for Office Outlook 2003 to use the free/busy information and offline address book (OAB) features with Office Outlook 2003. For more information, see About Microsoft Exchange Online Connector for Office Outlook 2003.

See Also

Tasks

Close Your Applications Completely

Concepts

About Application Compatibility

Other Resources

About Microsoft Exchange Online Connector for Office Outlook 2003
Set Up Outlook to Prompt You for an E-Mail Account