Full Sync with Outlook
WP should fully sync to Outlook, tasks, including categories calendar including categories contacts including categories and notes including categories
USB sync for outlook contacts, calendar, email, task. Many IT departments do not allow sync through the cloud.
With Mango, now we are syncing tasks but I need notes also, just like window 6.5. I know there is onenote but not same.
Allow to see/edit/search against the Outlook categories of Contacts.
I was SHOCKED that a Windows 8 phone is WORSE than an Android it replaced, in terms of supporting NOTES in Outlook. What a disappointment!
I would rename this into USB local sync. I would like to be able to sync with Thunderbird rather than outlook, as Thunderbird is free. Or MS could give outlook copy to anyone with a WP, like they did with Windows Mobile. When I bought my Dell Axim, I also received outlook XP with it. And file sync similar to iOS should be introduced. Especially with Office documents! I don't always have internet, and I do not feel like using 3G to transfer large files as it is still prohibitively expensive where I live.
Desktop syncing needs to be brought back. Forcing everyone to get a live account, and then having to shift my contacts from my desktop Outlook to via the Hotmail connector is too cumbersome.
Lampai Garthong commented
Cornel Lourens commented
What does this forum help. Does Microsoft listen. Has there been any feedback on this sync issue or any other issue for that matter. I think you people are wasting you time to rant here.
Duncan Rhodes commented
I am ticked that I can't sync with a USB cable!
Why else would I buy a Windows phone?
In trying to sync thru the cloud I have to add Calendar entries one-by-one??? Ridiculous!
I created a Windows.live acct to sync, then find I can't copy more than 150 or so contacts to this new account!
Razer Maxx HD next week! At least I know that an android phone can take my whole calendar & contact list.
All I wanted was to sync to my Outlook on my PC via USB.
Why is this a problem?
Salvatorec Brusco commented
Seriously... why can't a MICROSOFT Windows Phone sync with MICROSOFT Outlook, when every PDA from different manufacturers I've had for the past 15 years could? Microsoft CHOSE to support corporate users who use Exchange, so they wouldn't complain. Kids (anyone under 30) don't give a hoot because they don't even own pc's anymore. MS gave the rest of us a big middle finger salute!
Someone said that MS is trying to avoid a monopoly lawsuit; if that's the case, please say so. Otherwise, fix it, because I'm already looking for another phone. This one is a toy, not a productivity device.
Akruto is a poor implementation of a sync ... it would also benefit from an input from a good designer. In fact some would call it plain ugly ;-) But there is no alternative at the moment ... I
Please make full outlook sync with usb cable possible on wp7 & wp8
Anon but angry consumer commented
It is absolutely ridiculous that a Windows Phone O/S does not sync (BTW 'sync' means TWO WAYS, not just a one-way copy of data!) with my Windows PC and Windows Outlook! Requiring small business / home users of Outlook to buy Exchange or Office 365 to make their phones work is extortionate. Previous phones with different operating systems worked perfectly without any add-ons!
I had to move 10 generations back and do what I had to do on my first Palm Pilot, add categories into the notes section, e.g.: _HSR-US. This is the only way I have found to filter my Windows Phone People by category.
Yannick Naudin commented
Let us choose how many past weeks we want to synchronize in the calendar !!!
Sherwin Garcia commented
Not all of us can have Exchange, or need Exchange service.
Not all of us can reliably sync with the cloud.
I hope it's a Patent Issue... then it would be a legitimate reason why not to have it.
My main reason to buy WP8 is full sync with outlook desktop (as I worked with blackberry). Microsoft need to review asap. Other thing: I tried Akruto software to sync and this did it OK. For my surprise WP8 calendar does not have a "search" option to find specific tasks and appointments. It is so basic functionalities....please Microsoft...please...
Bill Lanoue commented
Our whole firm runs off Outlook Tasks, need them to be able to be filtered and sorted, as for Notes, integral as we have Customer information in Notes.
Richard C commented
What a shame that this suggestion has become nothing more than a place for Akruto staff to post the same or similar commentary on a regular basis. A real shame. It's also a shame that Akruto doesn't sync multiple/select Outlook contact folders (it only syncs the main Contacts folder). And that's just for starters. Come on, MSFT! You're getting CRUSHED in market share. Get in the game!! Cloud computing is a lost leader.
Akruto Sync should sync your contact pictures without any problem. All my pictures were neatly synchronized.
MS should provide this free of charge. how come this happen. I use contact list in outlook with nice pictures. When I sinc .. oh no pictures!! what a shame.
no software available in the market to do a simple job like this? When I used android, this was easy. i can make copies, make vCards.
I hope MS will try and solve this problem sooner.
Hello everyone, I was so psyched to stumble upon Akruto Sync program. It is incredibly good and works so smoothly! They have a free trial and it costs $19.95 after that, a one-time license fee. It is as close to a full sync with Outlook at it can get and is so much better than all the alternatives I have tried. http://www.akruto.com/get-akruto-sync/