19-04-2012 22:33 - last edited on 20-04-2012 13:11 by Kosh
I downloaded the Connector and successfully transferred all of my existing local Outlook contacts and calender to my new Lumia 900, but it does not synch. Only synchs when I use my Hotmail contacts/calender to the phone and vice versa. Seems to me Microsoft wants us to buy Exchange ($4.99 per month) in order to synch from local Outlook, but now I am hesitant to do this because it may duplicate all contacts and calendars. Interestingly, my former Android phone always synched via Google, and so did iCloud with the iPhone. This is a Microsoft issue, not Nokia's.
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20-04-2012 6:56 - edited 20-04-2012 13:12
Thanks for your feedback on this. When you use the Hotmail connector it will only sync contacts and calendars which are in the list for your LiveID in Outlook. So if you make changes to a calendar which is not in the list like the one you used before you installed the connector it will indeed not sync to your LiveID (and the Lumia). So you must copy your 'main' calendar to the LiveID list and use that version from then on out.
Also, you can sync contacts and calendar with Google using a Google account from Settings>email+accounts>add account. After setting this up you can further customize the sync settings with Google sync through the web interface on the phone using m.google.com
Hope this helps,
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20-04-2012 12:39 - last edited on 20-04-2012 13:12 by Kosh
I stand corrected, followed your info and now my Outlook synchs with my phone just fine. Thank you Kosh!
Off topic to original thread, moved to own thread.