OK it’s official, Hotmail Exchange ActiveSync is now available, according to a blog post on Inside Windows Live. The setup details are the same as we’d posted earlier, here they are:
Server / URL
Enter full email address, for example: email@example.com
Leave this blank
Accept the SSL certificate when prompted
Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks
All can be enabled (see the Solution Center article for exceptions on some phones)
And here’s the list of supported phones, from the Windows Live Solution Center post on EAS:
• The following devices have been tested against Hotmail ActiveSync
o WM 6.x
o iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
o Nokia E-series, S-series, N-series running Mail for Exchange application
• More devices will be added to the above list over time.
• Users are welcome to try with other devices but support may be limited in the near term.
o Android Support: Hotmail team will add Android to list of supported devices in the coming months after testing is completed.
Access from Android 2.1 is NOT supported due to known client issues on Android 2.1.
There are users successfully syncing from Hotmail via the default application or the Touchdown application on Android 2.2.
There are more detailed setup instructions for a variety of phones on the Solution Center, you can go ahead and set it up and be sure to let us know how it’s working for you! Would especially be interested in those of you who have been using the service already: are there still issues?