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  1. Full Sync with Outlook

    WP should fully sync to Outlook, tasks, including categories calendar including categories contacts including categories and notes including categories

    9,332 votes
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      509 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sync directly to Outlook

      Be able to sync directly to Outlook without having to sync via the cloud

      6,060 votes
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        693 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. We’re always listening!

      • Improve Sync App for Windows Phone

        The PC Syncing app for WP on both Win7 and Win8 is terrible and a major step back from Zune. Bring all the features that were standard in Zune Application to the WP Sync App. Examples:

        1) WiFi Sync
        2) Podcast Sync on PC
        3) Playlist Sync
        4) Play Counts
        5) Ratings
        6) Auto-Playlists
        7) Autofill
        8) Zune Music Pass Songs
        9) Combine Xbox Music Player, Store and Sync Apps

        3,471 votes
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          76 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sync text messages!

          Zune should have a feature that lets users save/sync their text messages to their computer. Some people treasure their messaging history with others.

          1,691 votes
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            40 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SMS Backup to Skydrive for Windows Phone 7.8

            SMS Backup would be a good idea for users of Windows Phone 7 if the want a migration to Windows Phone 8 without losing their data.

            1,326 votes
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              46 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please allow my Nokia Lumia to sync with the Nokia Suite!!!

              I have used Nokia phones for the past 10 years and I have absolutely loved the Nokia Suite software. I was thoroughly disappointed when I brought home my Lumia 710 and was unable to sync with the software. I am now forced to sync with an inferior Zune software. I loved that when my phone was connected to the Nokia Software all of my pictures, videos, music, and contacts were automatically synced and updated. If I am forced to use Zune, (sigh), please make it more "phone friendly" not just a music player software. Thanks.

              829 votes
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                115 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integration Outlook Categories

                Integration of Outlook Categories, so tasks, contacts and events can be listed and colored by categories like in Outlook

                743 votes
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                  52 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Syncing of Contacts via USB

                  It should be possible to synchronize your contacts you have on your pc to your phone via USB.

                  597 votes
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                    18 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Need to have contacts subfolders sync with Windows 8. It should be an avialable feature.

                    I am in the same boat as well. I just got my Windows 8 HTC which I absolutely love. Under my exchange subfolder contact list, I have folders for Customers, Partners, Business, Personal, Family, etc. I can sort and find my contacts pretty fast and easy on my computer. I cannot sync this feature with either my windows 7 or 8. This feature was available in versions 5.5 and 6.0. This feature is part of ActiveSync informed by the IT Web technician. And this feature works on iPhones and Androids but not on Windows phones.
                    I would like to know…

                    485 votes
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                      34 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 363 votes
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                        15 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 298 votes
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                          17 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 259 votes
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                            26 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • synchronize addresses and calender from thunderbird and windows phone (8)

                            synchronize addresses and calender from thunderbird and windows phone (8), please let it work now!

                            207 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sync contact subfolders from exchange account to windows phone

                              I would my contact sub folders in outlook/exchange to be synced to the people hub on windowsphone. Works great on IOS and Android.

                              205 votes
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                                14 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Time sync. Now. Via NTP.

                                NTP time sync, with an option to use the mobile data connection or WiFi/USB only, similar to phone updates.

                                195 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Windows Phones should Sync Text messages to Windows 8 PC's message app using Skydrive/Live accounts

                                  When using windows 8, I should be able to receive all incoming text messages for my linked windows phone right on my messages application. I thought maybe the system could use a linked email or skydrive account to continuously sync the messages to the computer.

                                  173 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Sync Live Mesh to Windows Phone 7.5 & 8

                                    Sync Live Mesh to Windows Phone 7.5 & 8....also, while syncing to phone it could compress video/audio files, & photo files for smaller storage

                                    172 votes
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                                      21 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Windows 8 phone full synch with outlook - PLEASE!!!!!!

                                      Microsoft,
                                      Were almost in 2013 and still no full sych option for outlook and phone or tablet? What's up MS, what is the problem here? You have hoards of business users (especially stand alone like me) and we have desperately been waiting for a simple solution to have our phones/tablets synch with all the features of outlook we organize our lives around.

                                      If you want to keep and build loyal MS customers, start by addressing this major need, PLEASE! I saw the new Windows 8 phones were out and was potentially interested in buying for the whole family unitl I…

                                      134 votes
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                                        18 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Windows Live should backup Linked Contacts

                                        I shouldn't have to re-link my contacts if I buy a new phone or hard reset. Windows Live should remember who was linked.

                                        134 votes
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                                          10 comments  ·  Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Zune wireless sync for WP7 on Win8

                                          Windows 8 doesn't allow us to *wirelessly* sync our WP7 devices through Zune. Not sure which driver broke, but I'd greatly love to see it fixed.

                                          124 votes
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