The Business Contact Manager compatibility pack for Outlook 2013 is now available for download.
Please note: The full install file is BCM 2013. You'll need it if you don't have a previous version of BCM installed on your computer. The upgrade can be used to upgrade BCM 2010 to BCM 2013.
This compatibility pack will work with either Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013 to upgrade either Outlook 2007 or 2010's BCM to work with Outlook 2010 or 2013. There are two downloads to choose from: if you have BCM 2010 installed, you can install an update (about 10 MB) or the full package (369 MB). If you are currently using BCM 2007 (or don't have BCM installed) you'll need to install the full package.
Please note:you cannot use a shared database with Windows 8 if you use Microsoft account to log on.
Only one version of BCM can be installed at a time and users will need to uninstall the current version of BCM before installing the full BCM compatibility pack.
A plus for users trialing Outlook 2013, Business Contact Manager for Outlook (BCM) supports using Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013 in a side-by-side installation.
Note that you cannot share a database between two versions of Outlook and BCM. You need to use the same version of Outlook (and BCM) on all machines accessing the BCM database. The compatibility pack copies the database and upgrades it to work with Outlook 2013, so you can continue to use the old database with older versions of Outlook. However, not only is the database restricted to one version of Outlook, the databases do not sync, so you'll end up with two different data sets. While this is fine when testing Outlook 2013, for long term use you'll want to upgrade all computers accessing the database to use the same version of Outlook.
For more information, see the Description of Business Contact Manager compatibility pack for Outlook KB article.
Business Contact Manager for Outlook Database Tool Use this to install the BCM db on a server.