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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Richard C commented
Poster wrote: "When the phone is just inches from the PC or laptop, there is no earthly reason to take the tortuous route of going to an internet account to update your hardware."
But, poster! MSFT keeps saying they are "a cloud company." <note the sarcasm>
But well said!
MSFT, this is an easy fix. Make cloud sync optional at EVERY level, where "N" = No, direct sync (no cloud):
- Calendar 1 Y/N
- Calendar 2 Y/N
- Contacts Folder 1 Y/N
- Contacts Folder 2 Y/N
- Contacts Folder 3 Y/N
- ......... (personally, I have about 30
For example, I have some of my 30 Contact folders I wouldn't mind having cloud access to. But others folders (e.g., Clients) I maintain sensitive info that CAN NOT cross a cloud.
Images, music... THAT'S the purpose of the cloud. If your 20-something and the bulk of your computer/phone use is music, apps, communicating with college friends, being glued to social media.... THAT'S the purpose of the cloud (and there's a better phone for all that c#^p).
Compete with Apple, fine. BUT DON'T DO SO AT THE EXPENSE OF YOUR CORE PRODUCTIVITY-FOCUSED CUSTOMER!
I would like to TURN OFF syncing OneNote on my phone. I have big notebooks on the tablet and whenever my phone is connected by wi-fi and I use Onenote it tries to sync those but I don't need them at all on the phone AND they can't be pushed on the sd-card and gobble up precious local storage space so I don't use OneNote on the phone any more which is a pity because I like it very much
Windows on Mobile user - since 2002 commented
This is a must have.
I am Anonymousr - see my comment on 12-11-14 (although I made that comment, it was not then - but, this is a microsoft site and they can't do much well, can they?) - anyway, as to your concerns about sharing Excel and other files, they work great on Android with the stock apps. Take your Nokia 930 back to wherever you got it and get a phone that has an operating system designed for users, not designed to suit the strategies and policies established by microsoft. They will give you a refund, I am sure.
I really am disappointed that I can't appear to update or exchange excel files on my Nokia 930. One of the reasons I brought Nokia was BECAUSE it was a microsoft product and so I stupidly thought I'd be able to use files across phone and laptop...or perhaps I can but you're not doing a very good job of advertising it. This and other failures in you range of apps is making me regret moving over from my Androids phone... I should have researched more instead of just assumed I suppose...a bitter lesson that I will definitely learn from...
CostBuster - AT&T took my Windows phone back gladly and gave me an android phone. I had a
Windows phone for years but like the new (well, new when WP7 came out - a long time ago now) much better than the Windows phone. It is a much better phone and operating system AND it syncs with Wifi, bluetooth, or USB using MyPhoneExplorer, a free android app. It works great.
I feel like I made a big mistake buying a windows phone. I'm telling all my friends not to do that. The phone is not a toy for me, it's a tool in work. I used to have windows mobile, and I kept all my contacts, diary, notes, etc syncronized. It was easy via USB. Now it's just a headache. I wish I bought an Android.
1 - I don't want an idiotPhone - I refuse to give any money to the guys who dissed Bill Gates for years, and then turned around and used his idea on steroids, without so much as a "you were right." Apple-Schmapple.
2 - Google's Android is a bastardized "open ware" O/S that stole thousands of lines of code wholesale from Microsoft. I don't support dishonest business practices.
3 - Windows Mobile was elegant and I had truly SMART phones: the Motorola Q, and the Q9c on VZW - I still use the Q9c as a PDA. They are essentially fully-functional PCs with telephony.
OTOH - 4 - Windows Phone is a giant leap backwards and downward from Windows Mobile. The new interface will keep a 12-year-old entertained, but it no longer even pretends to be a productivity tool.
"Cloud" computing may be attractive to those with ADHD, but most business professionals I know have an actual desk where they do work. The phone - even if it WAS smart - is for interim use, not the main computing device. When not at a PC or laptop, the phone's primary purpose is to keep you in CONTACT - hence, a need to sync directly via USB. When the phone is just inches from the PC or laptop, there is no earthly reason to take the tortuous route of going to an internet account to update your hardware.
I don't mind if Windows Phone continues as competition for Apple, but I'll never buy one.
But I'll be the first to own a new Windows Mobile 6.6 SmartPhone. Microsoft needs to consider returning to a productivity platform, and let the toys go to the children.
I think that sync directly to Outlook should be normal activities, not a special function.
Please upgrade it!
Norbert Beil commented
Make syncing connection with Outlook 2007 easier, from WP 8.1, pls! WITHOUT having to hard reset. My syncing worked for months, after removing MSN account from Outlook, after persistent Connector refusal to make connection, I cannot install a new account (same MSN account name), which actually connects. I do NOT seem to be the only one, experiencing this fault. Thanks!
Tamer Qarrain commented
How come a "Windows" phone cant sync to Windows Outlook and Contacts directly! While I can with my Apple phone!! This is just ridiculous!!
Need the blutooth sync feature. Will *not* accept sync thru "cloud", "sky", NSA, SpyNet, SkyNet, etc.
Shame on Microsoft for giving in on NSA demands.
i'm really disappointed by this impossibility to directly sync my new windows phone 8 with outlook like i used to with my Nokia N series. HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR SUCH A BASIC FUNTIONALITY THAT USED TO BE THE PRIDE OF WINDOWS USERS. It's really a shame that ipone and android users can sync with windows outlook while windows phone users can't ...
Im just one customer, but look at your sales MS. What the F^&* are you guys doing? A simple thing like synch. without the cloud and you tell me, "we are working on it" F%^& you. That is why people go to iOS. I am trying but its so stupid that your engineers can't come up with a direct synch to Outlook. Sound like you WONT due to guidelines which probably preclude direct synch. Keep working with the Gov. You will continue to trail both Android and iOS. Thank you Snowden for telling us about MS and the US Gov. Spying on us. Go to **** MS!! Fix the issue or keep loosing customers!! Once you were great, now your just STUPID!! Listen to what we are requesting!! Maybe Steve Jobs was correct, nothing truly authentic comes out of Microsoft!! Wake up MS!! Geesh..we are cheering for you and all you do is throw **** in our face!! Geesh!!
Only one thing, MS wont our customer contacts, wont my credit card number for app on Win 8, wont to know where I am....
After a lot of problem in my little software house we have sell all Win 8 termina, 2 surface and downgrade 5 desktop to Win 7. Important: we have notice to our customer (more than 5400) that we don't support Win 8 in all their system. We have buy 10 old BBerry terminal OS7 so that we can work out of your cloud and system.
I think that before and of year we change on linux.
byby MS from 20 lost customer
MS Phone 8.1 is useless, worst purchase I've ever made, should have stuck with an android phone or purchased and iphone. How long before they fail as a company and get a government bailout...
Give use back a suite for direct sync from Outlook to Windows Phone 8. I Need to sincronize my home PC Outlook pst file with the phone as it was possible doing with previous Nokia C7 using Nokia suite. I dont want to share my bussines over the net.
aC :-) commented
High Productivity gain and high security requirement - Sync Windows mob via usb cable Client to Client
SME have asked for this since 2011 - 3 years
Microsoft has not prioritized or actioned for 3 years - Microsoft have paid the price in that Windows mobiles are now less than 2 % of the total mobile phones sold.
john viewbury commented
Well, you aren't listening very hard, because you have done zip about it.
AkrutoSync enables syncing directly with Outlook. The program syncs Outlook data completely and accurately, both ways, and with an unlimited number of devices. It works through Wi-Fi or encrypted internet and syncs automatically after the initial setup.
Their website is here: