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How to install the Outlook Social Connector (video)

The installation of Outlook Social Connector is different from most downloads. Besides downloading Outlook Social Connector (for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003; it’s included in Outlook 2010), you must download provider files for each social network you want to connect to. Watch this short video to see how, and see the important links plus an overview of the Outlook Social Connector, below.

Note: To use Facebook in the Outlook Social Connector, you must allow a third party application (which is the default setting). If you have edited these settings in Facebook, you may need to edit them again. On your Facebook home page, click Account, and then click Application Settings

Written instructions are at for Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003.

For more help, ask questions at Microsoft Answers.

UPDATE: Read about the January, 2012 Outlook Social Connector update.

For Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003, you can download the Outlook Social Connector. Outlook 2010 users will be automatically prompted for an update to use these features. Then visit the provider files homepage at

Need to know more about the Outlook Social Connector? Watch is short video below or read the release day blog post.

–Doug Thomas

More info on the Outlook Social Connector:

Announcing the Outlook Social Connector

The Office Show: Outlook Social Connector

As you wish: More about the Outlook Social Connector

Connect your Inbox to Facebook and Windows Live with the Outlook Social Connector

Important: Update your Outlook Facebook Connector

What I love about the Outlook Social Connector (and why I think you’ll love it too!)

Boost productivity…with social media?

Why Outlook is not just strictly business

Get a load of this: Facebook in Outlook!

Social Connector for Microsoft Outlook

Video: Getting the most out of the Outlook Social Connector