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

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    Mobile GuruAdminMobile Guru (Admin, Windows Phone) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    BrendanBrendan shared a merged idea: Sync outlook  ·   · 
    judynjudyn shared a merged idea: Sync in WM 7  ·   · 
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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Whoever decided that you should force users to go through a cloud in order to sync should be fired from Microsoft.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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:

        www.akruto.com

        After the 7 day free trial, there is a modest $25 lifetime cost for the license. The company offers superb technical support.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!

        massimo

      • CindyCindy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have to duplicate contacts and calendars in order to book appts with other outlook users. Faster to use a paper calendar and phone!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • AnonymousrAnonymousr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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."

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Love the Nokia phones, but will NOT buy one unless I can sync it to my local Outlook.

      • PaulPaul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 ?????

      • CepronCepron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That's why no one else in my family uses WP. They use Android and iPhones, but I'm the only one with access to a local sync server. Missing local Sync is also the reason why I advertise Android and the only reason why we don't use Lumias as demonstrator phones at work.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is very necessary. I need to it very much. I plan my tasks on outlook (offline) and i can;t sync my windows phone 8 to my outlook on PC.

      • TomTom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just purchased a Samsung ATIV S Neo on Sprint from Amazon. I like the phone, however it is going back tomorrow. I could easily sync my Android w/Outlook using "My Phone Explorer" a great free app. Now, MSoft demands that i give them access to my personal data in order to sync. Not bloody likely. Goodbye Windows Phone 8...we hardly knew ye.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you guys manage to bring local sync of calendar and contacts to Windows phone and 8, I will switch from my current configuration of Mac and iPhone. They have taken away that possibility, and I am outraged.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have Nokia Lumia 1020 (with windows Operating System) and can't sync directly with my Outlook Calendar? Really?

      • RayRay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wish I could give my 1020 back, how do you buy a Windows phone and not be able to sync to a Windows package, Outlook. Stay with Blackberry it could. For the rest it is a great phone. Please listen Microsoft and Nokia or is that the same company and maybe the problem

      • FritzlyFritzly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need to be able to have notes, categories and colours on my phone. WM was, and comparing features still is, way better for business users.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We got one to try business use.
        Finally we returned the Phone.

        Maybe we think about it again, when Windows Phone 8 left its childhood and has been grown up.

        Without direct sync to Outlook, it's useless for our customers.

      • RogerRoger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It really has nosense that I can directly sync an iphone to outlook via itunes and it's absolutely impossible to directly sync a windows phone 8.

        Are you MS encouraging me to be an iphone user forever in order to be able to enjoy that basic funcionality?

        Is that difficult for you MS to update the activesync software to give support to WP8? It worked great for windows mobile many years ago...

        If you don't solve his problem soon it will be clear that you are primarily focused in stoling contact data from your customers just in the google way, and you were not google, you had activesync available to all your mobile phone customers and decided to go backwards and end with it.

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