Sync directly to Outlook
Be able to sync directly to Outlook without having to sync via the cloud
Sync Outlook from PC to phone without using the 'cloud', internet etc
I have a WM6.5 phone but will not be purchasing a WM7 because it doesn't sync with a cable to Outlook incl tasks, calendar,contacts,etc.
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I would like to suggest that some idiots here enter all suggestions on one submittal.
i would like to suggest that WP8.1 makes it much easier to select exactly which positioning methods should be allowed.
- mobile network based.
- Wifi based.
- what data may be send and to what extent it is anonymized when sent.
i would like it to be possible on WP8.1 to make backups of contacts and calendar and settings directly to a file. on the phone which then can be copied to a safe place, or via USB to a computer.
This would serve privacy (not sending to the cloud) very much and at the same time make sure backups can be made.
i would like to suggest that WP8.1 adds a generic internet connection sharing interface over USB. so that the phone connected to a computer (windows, linux, mac) can share the internet connection. this works from symbian phones such as E52, E72 also on linux (redhat) computer.
wifi is good, but cable is less risk of hijacking of network and information.
i would like to suggest that WP8.1 adds a generic mass storage interface over USB so that it works to copy files to/from the lumia phones over USB also to Linux computers.
i would like to suggest that the blue tooth device name settings should be possible to change from the phone.
this makes life easier when setting up the phone.
i would like to suggest that skype can be used on WP8.1 without syncing to live account.
this is important if a device is shared and used by many skype users, and some of them do not have live accounts.
i would like to be able to turn off all sync for the calendar and the contacts. this would secure privacy much better.
i also want the calendar to understand the regional settings from the phone (time format, etc).
return the phone because MS isnt listening here and hasnt for over two years. Syncing with Outlook isnt going to happen.
Get an Android!
I purchased the Nokia 5012 thinking that the compatibility to Windows would be flawless in terms of it's syncing capability with Outlook. I was extremely surprised to discover that there was no direct sync to Outlook.
For me this is a critical workflow feature that was intentionally left out.
Microsoft: Please restore the ability to sync directly with Outlook.
What on earth has happened to Nokia phones? I have used them for 20 years both as business and personal phones. And I was just about to update to a Lumia windows phone and thank god someone told me there is no direct sync to my outlook on my pc before I wasted my money.
My whole office is on my pc and it is essential for me to be able to sync my calendar, tasks and contacts directly between PC and phone. I will not ever do this thru some other account on the internet. Not only is security a primary concern with that method but also I do not always have internet access 24/7 with my travels and yet I still need to sync.
I will be very carefully checking out AkrutoSync and see if it really can meet my requirements. But even so I am thinking that it may still be a mistake to get another Nokia phone as the sync problem is most likely symptomatic of other things that will be foisted onto Nokia users as time goes by.
Maybe after 20 year as a satisfied Nokia customer the time has come to move on. Samsung seems an obvious choice, an excellent product by all reports and they do have an app that does sync directly with outlook. If Samsung can do it one really does have to ask on earth MS cannot do the same - outlook is a MS product after all.
MS really must get much much more customer focused or the Nokia phones will go belly up all over again. Haven’t they got the message yet they have a lot of very serious competition, most of who are much more attuned to customers needs.
Whoever decided that you should force users to go through a cloud in order to sync should be fired from Microsoft.
AkrutoSync provides this option now. All data within Contacts, Calendar, To-dos, and Notes gets synchronized completely, directly and automatically with this program.
The data always stays on your devices and never passes through the cloud. After the initial installation, your Outlook data just syncs in both directions. The sync is perfectly accurate. Highly recommend giving it a try for free:
After the 7 day free trial, there is a modest $25 lifetime cost for the license. The company offers superb technical support.
Microsoft, we love lumia phones, but please give us the possibility to sync directly to the pc using usb, wifi or bluetooth
Don't force us to put our data on the cloud!
The Satyr commented
We really want and NEED this to happen please.
Have to duplicate contacts and calendars in order to book appts with other outlook users. Faster to use a paper calendar and phone!
Will return my windows phone for this issue alone. Just wasted my time. The main reason I wanted a windows phone was to have maximum compatibility with my pc and syncing outlook is obviously critical. Very disappointed. Will take a lot for me to buy another windows phone in the future. Going with Samsung galaxy, adroid. Bye MS.
One would think that logic would prevail on this one. I had an interesting but frustrating discussion on this point with the SVP of MS or whatever his title was for phones when the sync feature was discontinued. He was so arrogant and was more interested in corporate strategy than customers' needs. Perhaps the new CEO will bring a customer focus, which is what every business needs, large or small. The prior CEO's attitude prevailed throughout the organization. I was surprised at how long it took him to "stand down."
Love the Nokia phones, but will NOT buy one unless I can sync it to my local Outlook.
AND THEY WONDER WHY WINDOWS PHONE IS AND WILL FAIL - one day some genius will figure out how to break into database and everyone's information will be on all over internet.Can MS give A reason for not able to sync locally. or some duffer thinks it is not secure ?????