- 01-29-2013, 04:23 PM #1
I am a freelancer. I just purchased a Windows Phone 8 (NOKIA Lumia 810).
My Samsung Omnia II, Blackberry (all of them), Samsung Galaxy S III, iPhone 4s, all had a way of exchanging data with my Outlook.
After much research, I have learned that there is no way to sync my Outlook data with my phone unless I use my Hotmail account.
PLEASE: SOMEONE Tell me This is not true.
What is Microsoft thinking? I understand the "Cloud, Cloud, Cloud" thing...but, that doesn't mean I have to be forced to only use that. If I wanted to be bullied, I would have stayed with Apple and their iTyranny.
- 01-29-2013, 04:37 PM #2
Data? You mean your email and contacts, or files and such? Syncing your data [email, contacts] is not an issue or problem at all. Under "accounts + email" you can choose Outlook which covers "exchange", "outlook.com" and "Office 365".
- 01-29-2013, 05:31 PM #3
Only option for local sync is really Akruto Sync | Own your data
You can sync Outlook to Google with Sync2
You can use Hotmail Connector and sync on contact list, multiple calendars to your Microsoft account (Outlook.com/Hotmail/live)
02-06-2013, 08:51 PM #5
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Akruto Sync is indeed a terrific way to sync locally with Outlook and avoid the cloud. It is also just a simply great sync program even if someone does not care about avoiding the cloud. Love it how all my contact pictures got synced. I am just so happy I found it.
03-21-2013, 05:54 PM #7
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Why are you all afraid of using your Live/Outlook.com account (that you are required to have for the phone to work) to do this? What's the problem with letting them take care of this via exchange activesync protocol? it works really well, stop holding onto your 1990's methods.
Do you all also save your contacts on your SIM card and use one of those crazy universal cell-phone adapter that had every connector made to copy contacts?
Syncing tasks would be the only reason to use any of this
- 03-21-2013, 10:33 PM #10
It took a paradigm shift for me to get used to this. I actually like it better now. I still think they should add this down the road but having outlook.com being able to sync with Outlook 2013 is a great start.
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- 03-22-2013, 02:43 PM #11
That people don't use an online source for email, calendar, and contacts is beyond me. It's cheap easy backup, you don't have to worry about "moving" it between devices, and dealing with cables or "syncing". all of your devices have the same info from the same source.
move all of your data up to an email provider that has contact and calendar integration and be done with it.
- 05-30-2013, 09:37 AM #13
Current user of CompanionLink for my iPhone with ACT!. Wonderful product. Considering a switch to WP8. Will DejaOffice mean my contacts and calendars will be within the WP8 app and not the default Contact/Calendar/Tasks etc pieces of the WP8 delivered system? The WP8 devices are nice but the holdback is Microsoft's belief that people want to only connect via social networks. Being unable to sync directly/locally with Office 2010 or 2013 is simply ridiculous.
- 05-30-2013, 09:42 AM #15
- 05-30-2013, 11:21 AM #16
Before I was using over 3-4 calendars and now I just use my outlook/Hotmail calendar. Works great!Twitter: @rdubmu
- 05-31-2013, 05:25 AM #18
1. Data security. Anything posted on the internet can become public domain through legitimate or illegal means.
2. Privacy. Your contacts data is not yours to share with the public. You can share your personal info to the public, but you don't share other people personal info to the public. See reason no 1.
3. Currently Outlook.com do not sync perfectly with our Outlook desktop program. It has limitations, such as 40 characters limit on Company Names, 64 characters limit on Address lines, only 1 Address line per address (see this for example) etc.
Those are just 3 of reasons of the top of my head.
So no, I don't save all my contacts data on my SIM cards, but I have a healthy suspicion on the security of the cloud and the limitations of current cloud solution.
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