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    Im sure that i read that windows 8 phone would have wifi sync, however i cant find it on my 920.... Anyone know about if it exists or if it is planned? I would have thought this a basic for microsoft.

    Im generally disappointed by the lack of connectivity over wifi to other windows devices, ie my pc or windows home server 2011 box. Surely you should have an opportunity to connect to an other home share pc or server - ms should see that this is a big usp for them, utilising their own substantial existing infrastructure.

    Hopefully this will be improved with future updates....
    Last edited by Writetomichael; 01-24-2013 at 01:09 PM.
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    Hi I have installed the WHS app - it's good but only designed to work from outside the network. I'm talking about full integration with other microsoft machines in the home network - ie when you're at home and looking at photos on your winddows phone, you should be able to swipe right for photos stored in "My PC" and "My server" etc.
    This is a minor point though

    The main point of my thread was about the wifi sync between phone and PC (ie to transfer music) - Does Windows 8 have this and i am missing it???


    thanks for all help
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    Have been through desktop app and definately no sign of WiFi. Sync.
    Does WiFi sync work on win phone 7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Writetomichael View Post
    Have been through desktop app and definately no sign of WiFi. Sync.
    Does WiFi sync work on win phone 7?
    Yes, wifi sync works great with WP7 and the Zune client. My hope is that the reason it's not working is the Windows Phone App is still in beta . . . once we get the final version out it will (I hope) work.

    Although I have a foreboding that Microsoft is deprecating the option of syncing direct phone-to-PC -- they want you to do phone-to-cloud and PC-to-cloud.

    Ram
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    thanks for the reply Ram.

    I would be flabbergasted if MS decides to shun the massive infastructure that they have built in peoples's homes in favour of a cloud solution. The whole USP of Wp8 is that Microsoft already have a windows pc in everyone's home!

    I presume that we'll see an announcement of the final Windows phone app here on WPcentral when it is released?
    Last edited by Writetomichael; 01-24-2013 at 01:08 PM.
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    Im bumping this thread because after a few months i have still seen no sign of Wifi sync for my Lumia 920. Seriously, if it's possible on WP7 why isnt it on WP8 yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Writetomichael View Post
    Im bumping this thread because after a few months i have still seen no sign of Wifi sync for my Lumia 920. Seriously, if it's possible on WP7 why isnt it on WP8 yet?
    It's not possible on WP8 because they got rid of the Zune software. Wireless Sync was a Zune feature that WP7 got as a benefit of using the Zune software to sync with the desktop.

    With WP8 they started from scratch on sync software, and haven't even gotten the basic functionality from the Zune software back in place, much less anything fancy like wireless syncing.
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    Thanks for the reply vedytchim, but sorry, i'm not satisfied. Since when does OS evolution inhibit useful features and integration??? I cant express my earlier point (existing windows infrastructure being a massive advantage) any better that i already have. Frankly, lack of WiFi sync is disappointing to say the least
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    Quote Originally Posted by Writetomichael View Post
    Thanks for the reply vedytchim, but sorry, i'm not satisfied. Since when does OS evolution inhibit useful features and integration??? I cant express my earlier point (existing windows infrastructure being a massive advantage) any better that i already have. Frankly, lack of WiFi sync is disappointing to say the least
    Here Here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Writetomichael View Post
    Thanks for the reply vedytchim, but sorry, i'm not satisfied. Since when does OS evolution inhibit useful features and integration??? I cant express my earlier point (existing windows infrastructure being a massive advantage) any better that i already have. Frankly, lack of WiFi sync is disappointing to say the least

    Exactly! Very disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Writetomichael View Post
    Thanks for the reply vedytchim, but sorry, i'm not satisfied. Since when does OS evolution inhibit useful features and integration??? I cant express my earlier point (existing windows infrastructure being a massive advantage) any better that i already have. Frankly, lack of WiFi sync is disappointing to say the least
    I'm not satisfied either, getting rid of the Zune software without having any replacement was a terrible idea.

    I encourage you to vote on and comment the requests in the Windows Phone requests forum, as well as contacting their support twitter accounts.

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    I will certainly do so mate, and i hope all others that read this thread will ramp up the noise over the lack of WiFi sync!
    Surely MS are working on this. They must be
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    Bumping this thread, has anyone seen any update on WiFi sync?
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    What OP is talking about is not Wifi sync, OP wants to view NAS or files on other computers. You probably aren't going to see that anytime at all, however if you use Skydrive you can do it.

    Wifi is syncing Outlook/Music on wifi like how it was done with Zune on WP7, and there isn't a need for it anymore. Skydrive and Xbox Music do it for you, syncing is a thing of the last decade.
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    I don't know about that man, its about transferring music and videos to your phone, quickly and effortlessly before you leave the house.
    I was primarily referring to WiFi sync as an ability to transfer music/video from any windows pc (or home server) in your home network to you windows phone. Skydrive and xbox music isn't the same thing; especially xbox music . There is no way that Microsoft could expect wp phone owners to dismiss their existing mp3 collections and only use xbox music.
    Skydrive is also no good if you want to copy a video to your pho e to watch whilst going to work (ie in the tube)
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    You may try companionlink.
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    Hi guys, been a year and still no sign. Am i the only one annoyed about this?
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    OP, there isn't anything yet. And yeah, this is a huge facepalm. Sync over wifi should have been a no brainer, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT EXISTED FOR WP7. Two steps forward, one step back for MS.....always seems to be the case. It's just like when MS removed integration from the photo hub in Windows 8.1. It's completely asinine. I suggest clicking on the link in my signature and voice your opinion.

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    Here you go
    Microsoft does not read these Forums. Please go to the Windows Phone Suggestion Site and make your voice be heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Writetomichael View Post
    Thanks for the reply vedytchim, but sorry, i'm not satisfied. Since when does OS evolution inhibit useful features and integration??? I cant express my earlier point (existing windows infrastructure being a massive advantage) any better that i already have. Frankly, lack of WiFi sync is disappointing to say the least
    Welcome to Xbox One..... Sorry couldn't resist. While this feature is no use to me, I feel your pain. I didn't have WP7, so luckily I didn't get attached to any features. I did have a 360 though and the move (as opposed to evolution) to the next one is like moving from CD to tape (poor analogy I know). I know many will claim that they didn't have time, or whatever, but that doesn't wash. Is see it more like grooming us to adopt different usage habits. This cloud business, well it sort of drives me potty. I see it touted all over as an answer to so many questions that have not being asked. I accept it has a place, not least in one of the articles I have seen today about recovering previous purchases and settings. Great stuff, and perfect for that. But so my time I see people have to use a Skydrive workaround for things that I am sure are possible on my old HTC Desire running Android Gingerbread. For me, and new version of a product or service should do at least what the product, that it replaces, did. This is one reason that I see red when salespeople offer me an "upgrade", usually on the promise of it being "better". I always get them to try and qualify their bold statements.
    Own a Lumia 920 - in UK

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    Good WiFi and home connectivity really could have set wp8 apart from ios and android.

    Can anyone recommend any good 3rd party WiFi sync apps?
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    I can't comment on iOS since it has been a few years since used it but Android already has great WiFi connectivity to almost anything you can think of, having this feature wouldn't even have brought it on par with Android as far a connectivity goes. As a new user to Windows mobile 8 the are many things I do like but so many basic functions that you expect don't work or they have been implemented in such a half arsed way it makes me want to pull my hair out. A $20 mp3 player has a better music player than my very expensive Nokia 1020

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