05-15-2018 12:22 PM
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  1. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Third full day on an iPhone. After the initial shock of replacing my useful tiles with rounded squares and widgets, I find that it's the little things I miss the most about Windows Mobile. If there's a way to do any of these on iOS someone please tell me!

    - If I am talking on the phone and take it away from my face, it should automatically switch to speaker, and back again when I put it back on my face. Windows had a setting for that.
    - Daily Bing picture on lock screen.
    - Separate Outlook Mail instances/tiles/icons/widget/etc for each email account and a separate one also for the calendar.
    03-14-2018 11:02 AM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    Third full day on an iPhone. After the initial shock of replacing my useful tiles with rounded squares and widgets, I find that it's the little things I miss the most about Windows Mobile. If there's a way to do any of these on iOS someone please tell me!

    - If I am talking on the phone and take it away from my face, it should automatically switch to speaker, and back again when I put it back on my face. Windows had a setting for that.
    - Daily Bing picture on lock screen.
    - Separate Outlook Mail instances/tiles/icons/widget/etc for each email account and a separate one also for the calendar.
    It will get better over time.
    Do I miss things about Windows Mobile? Yes
    Would I go back? Never.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-14-2018 04:19 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    It will get better over time.
    Do I miss things about Windows Mobile? Yes
    Would I go back? Never.
    +1
    I'm good with just using Microsoft services.
    03-14-2018 07:47 PM
  4. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I would say go for Android. Whilst iOS offers the same MS apps, it is more limited, such as you cannot set Outlook as the default email app on iOS like you can with Android.
    LCpl Woof likes this.
    03-15-2018 08:40 AM
  5. svenhassel's Avatar
    I would say go for Android. Whilst iOS offers the same MS apps, it is more limited, such as you cannot set Outlook as the default email app on iOS like you can with Android.
    I agree that iOS should let the user choose default programs. But... which is the advantage of using Outlook app instead of the iOS email/calendar/contacts apps using an Exchange / Outlook (web) account?

    I have tried both approaches, and the functionality is similar. Maybe I skipped something?
    03-17-2018 03:44 AM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I agree that iOS should let the user choose default programs. But... which is the advantage of using Outlook app instead of the iOS email/calendar/contacts apps using an Exchange / Outlook (web) account?

    I have tried both approaches, and the functionality is similar. Maybe I skipped something?
    Because I am not an iOS user I cannot comment on this. However, when I had an iPhone and a Mac (way back when), I did think that the default mail app was limited in some ways. I ended up using Thunderbird instead. This was quite a long time ago though. I am sure things have improved.
    03-17-2018 07:13 AM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    Because I am not an iOS user I cannot comment on this. However, when I had an iPhone and a Mac (way back when), I did think that the default mail app was limited in some ways. I ended up using Thunderbird instead. This was quite a long time ago though. I am sure things have improved.
    I think it’s probably just an individual choice. I don’t have an issue with either.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-17-2018 08:48 AM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    I think it’s probably just an individual choice. I don’t have an issue with either.
    I'm not a fan of the Mail app on iOS at all so I always prefer Outlook there. Not only does it look better to me, I get the benefit of automatically created events of things I buy tickets for.

    The Calendar is fine with me since it syncs back to the other one almost instantly.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-17-2018 12:35 PM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of the Mail app on iOS at all so I always prefer Outlook there. Not only does it look better to me, I get the benefit of automatically created events of things I buy tickets for.

    The Calendar is fine with me since it syncs back to the other one almost instantly.
    That’s a nice feature I can understand. I do use the Outlook app on iOS and it works for me.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-17-2018 01:24 PM
  10. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I think it’s probably just an individual choice. I don’t have an issue with either.
    You are right there. It is a matter of individual preference. Unfortunately these days individual preference seems to get trumped by the masses. So, if you don't follow the masses you are obviously an outcast in some way. Kind of like admitting on here that you still use a Windows Phone (which I do and I am fine with it).
    03-19-2018 08:35 PM
  11. sumanthsuresh's Avatar
    how do you manage photos without the app, how doe sit transfer to ur computer, other than manually . I am thinking about the move, cant make up my mind . you think Cortana syncs well with the phone
    Originally posted by toph36
    I have a Pixel 2 XL. I have installed the Microsoft Launcher, Outlooks, Edge, OneDrive and all the Office apps... I setup Cortana as my default Assistant, which I can activate by holding down the home button. It works well. The only time I really use Google services is to download apps from the Play Store. I do use the Contacts and Photos apps as well, but would use the Microsoft Photos app is they release it for Android. I have no issues with the UI. Works fine. I went with a Google phone primarily because 1. I got a great deal on the phone, and 2. the monthly security updates. Good luck,
    03-19-2018 10:19 PM
  12. sumanthsuresh's Avatar
    Are you talking about an android phone or IPhone .
    I am still on fence running my 950 cant make up my mind
    thanks
    Originally posted by Daniel Stevenson Sutton
    I think the answer has to be Android for sure. I am currently using an S8 and it is so Microsoft integrated I have replaced both Bixby and Google now connections with Cortana. The Microsoft Launcher lets me quickly push files between devices, edge browser allows me to move web pages with ease (although IOS has that too). But the real differentiator is notifications. Call and text notices flow seamlessly between the two meaning your phone becomes a companion not an interruption to work.
    03-19-2018 10:22 PM
  13. grahamf's Avatar
    Honestly I'd say Android, but only a Pixel or a Blackberry. You can install all of the Microsoft apps to ease the transition, but the Blackberry suite is very comprehensive. You can pick up a Z30 for fairly cheap and it's still a very good phone.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-21-2018 08:53 AM
  14. James Auman's Avatar
    Ive been hearing Blackberry and Microsoft are partnering up these days for enterprise communication/BYOD security.
    05-09-2018 08:02 PM
  15. LCpl Woof's Avatar
    Android, if Pixel. Too much bloat and lag on the S9 so far. Not having the same success on iOS, it's painful at times. Google seems more open and flexible with MS ecosystem, Apple feels like it was built to make it hard and, in truth, likely is.
    So far the P2XL has been my favourite switch after the Lumia's. From a tablet perspective I'm happier with surface book and pro. I've tried android tablets, all pretty poor and the iPad Pro is lame as f*** - literally an awful productivity experience.
    05-15-2018 12:20 PM
  16. LCpl Woof's Avatar
    I agree that iOS should let the user choose default programs. But... which is the advantage of using Outlook app instead of the iOS email/calendar/contacts apps using an Exchange / Outlook (web) account?

    I have tried both approaches, and the functionality is similar. Maybe I skipped something?
    iOS mail is a nuisance. You use the outlook app for similar reasons on Android, it's just easier and better integrated with your other services.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-15-2018 12:22 PM
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