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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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 ?????
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have Nokia Lumia 1020 (with windows Operating System) and can't sync directly with my Outlook Calendar? Really?
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
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.
Why you have not implemented this useful feature?
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.
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.
Richard C commented
"...Microsoft has been paying close attention to telemetry data that shows the MAJORITY of Windows 8 users STILL use a keyboard and mouse AND desktop applications." - Engadget
HELLO? MICROSOFT?? ANYONE THERE????
We need... demand direct and full sync with Outlook. NO CLOUD!!!
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Mikael S Hedman commented
I just want to tell you that this was easy as pie on my iPAQ (Windows Mobile 3.0) more than ten years ago ...
WHY, WHY, WHY doesn't someone at Microsoft (with permision to speak to "the people") have the deceny and once and for all tell us if full sync ever will be developed ... After all it's we who pay there enormous salaries and bonuses. Syncronization with the cloud as a middle man = a risk to be hijacked? Hijacking during syncronization with a USB kabel, well maybe it's if you are both deaf and blind ...
Because they want CLOUD CONTROL!
Hezi Cohen commented
Can't understand why we can't sync outlook locally will you please at least gives us a reason why Microsoft cancel this service?
Ohhh yes they listen! Then they do nothing about it!
As they want to control your communications their way not ours!
Return the phone if you can or just let everyone you know about MS LACK of HELP!