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.
Not being able to sync directly to outlook is a frustration with my Lumia 820, after having 6 nokias maybe it's time to look at the competition...
At least syncing directly to outlook as an option will grealy improve my biz needs, especially keeping the sync with the cloud at the same time will add double back up for me.
absolutely agree !!!!
I don't want my data somewhere in cyber space (call is the cloud if you like - it is the same ****!). But this is very typical of Micro Soft, they have NEVER EVER listened to what the customer wants. Instead they decide what we will use /get and how! If I treated my customers in the same way I wouldn't have any!
R. Mattern commented
This so called syncing doesn't work well. I regularly loose contacts on Outlook 2013 and get contacts on my Windows 8 phone that have only email addresses and no phone numbers. All very confusing and time consuming.
Microsoft: please stop this nonsense, because it doesn't work well!
chris cage commented
Yes really please sync directly to Outlook without having to sync via the cloud!
Fernando Villarreal commented
PLEASE, DO NOT BE GULLIBLE AND INNOCENT, THE SYNC BETWEEN A PC AND A WINDOWS PHONE USING A USB CABLE IS NOT ONLY POSSIBLE, IT IS EASIER, SAFER AND RESPECTFUL OF YOUR PRIVACY. SAYING THAT USING THE CLOUD IS FOR THE USER CONVENIENCE IS A VERY CHEAP ARGUMENT, IT IS LIKE TELLING THE CONSUMER THAT HE OR SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOOD OR BAD FOR HER OR HIM. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED
WITH MY LUMIA 710. A SIMPLE SYNC VIA USB CABLE WITH MY LAPTOP WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WISE AND AN AMBITIOUS COMPANY.
I am not going to hand over all my candler and contact data to anyone in the cloud, be they encrypted or not.
If Nokia is not willing to prepare a the possibility of offline syncing my outlook data to my Lumia 920this will be the last Nokia phone I bought. And I really was a fervent Nokia user.
My last comment was not finish. Sorry.
I will a phone that sync without the cloud. I will a direct sync betwen PC and Phone.
This will be my last WP :-(
NO sync without cloud, NO Windowsphone
This all falls into the category of: Duh!!
What is really funny is that MS is so arrogant, they refuse to listen!! Remember, they are smarter than we are - at least they think so.
I am a happy user of the competition.
I'm working at GE, big global company. Company IT security policy does not allow to sync with cloud.
So, for all emploees in this company WP is bad choice. Even though it's otherwise great phone.
Personal mail and calendar at home I do sync in cloud and it's good. But it's big big disadvantage, that it's not possible to make USB / bluetooth sync with company calendar. With Nokia symbian and many others that is possible and it was very handy. Company IT policy also prevent to connect to company wifi - so propably good add-on Akruto sync does not work either in my case - but it anyway show that sync without cloud would be possible, if Microsoft and Nokia just want it! How many company there is with similar IT policy like GE? Is MS afford to miss customers of those companies?
Because off the missing offline sync, I have swapped to Andorid and My Phone Explorer. It really is a pity that WP doesn't support offline sync!
I am so glad I found out about Akruto Sync! It works so well and ALL my data gets synced. Now I will be able to keep windows phone. Highly recommend to anyone who uses Outlook www.akruto.com
I understand your concern, about to be ex, but I do not buy anything from the app store (I really suspect that Apple and MS are both gathering equivalent data about all of us anyway, just as Google does). I was merely offering a solution to a real need: A phone that works and syncs to Outlook without going through the cloud.
Much of the data gathering stuff can be shut off by uninstalling certain components and by not using certain apps. Some of it cannot.
About to be ex-loyal MS customer! commented
Apologies for the duplicate post as I tried to correct a typo!
About to be ex-loyal MS customer! commented
Anonymousr: ‘just give in and use something else that works the way it should, like Android ‘
Trouble is, Anonymouser, Android phones may work the way they should with USB syncing, but they open up a different can of worms on the security front, bearing in mind security and data issues are of utmost importance to many of us wanting to avoid using the cloud when we upgrade our MS phones.
One of the things putting me off moving from my Windowsphone 6.5 to Android is Google sharing its customers’ personal information with third party app makers! (See http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2013/02/18/google-user-information-is-going-to-app-makers.html)
For all of you folks suffering with your MS phones, just give in and use something else that works the way it should, like Android. I use MyPhoneExplorer to sync with Outlook and it works perfectly.
Alun Jones commented
Ziyaad, your Microsoft device can still sync calendar, mail and contacts with your work Exchange server. Exchange sync works fine.
What this thread is concerned with is syncing with Outlook WITHOUT Exchange, Hotmail, or any other server-based solution.
So, just moved from an Iphone to a Lumia 920.
i used to be able to sync calender, mail and contacts perfectly with my work exchange server over 3g or wifi (wirelessly)
Now I find out that a Microsoft device cant do what the IOS device can.
I dont have admin rights on my work pc so cant install other programs to do what IOS can do natively.
My comapany is Microsoft based and is one of the biggest employers in the country. Guess how many will be moving to a Microsoft phone when news of this breaks?
Please, Microsoft - ask Apple how they managed to do it before you kill off Windows Mobile and Nokia with it.
I can (just about) live without NAS functionality (another inexplicable decision by Microsoft) but cant do without my calender on the go