1. svenhassel's Avatar
    Hi, this is my first post!

    I own a desktop PC and a laptop, both running Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. Also, a Lumia 620 (WP8) and an iPad.

    Im trying to sync Outlook 2010 e-mail, contacts, calendar, tasks between all the devices . I use OneNote, that for my kind of usage is much better than the notes from Outlook 2010.

    Well, as I said Im selecting the best method to keep all the devices (including the iPad) in sync. I need all the fields inside the contacts, calendars and tasks to be kept in the same status quo. I dont want any information lost in the Outlook 2010. Specially, I use a lot the notes field inside the contacts, calendar and tasks.

    Paid services are an option.

    Im about to buy an Exchange Online Plan 1 service, cause it seems to be the better choice.

    Until now, the differences that I have seen between using Exchange and Outlook.com (former windows live mail) with the Outlook Connector, are that the second option: (please correct me if Im wrong)
    - has no tasks management.
    - limits the amount of contacts to 1000.
    - has no contact categories sorted by color (I dont care)
    - has less space for e-mails on the cloud (not so relevant)
    - truncates notes field inside contacts and calendar

    Also, I know that even using Exchange, Windows Phone 8 wont:
    - handle contacts by categories (but Im fine with this as long as they are not deleted at Outlook 2010)

    Which is the best way to go?? Exchange or outlook connector?

    Please, tell me any other differences that could exist, so that I select the best way to keep everything synced.
    04-08-2013 05:47 PM
  2. markfive's Avatar
    Your assessment is pretty much spot on. In your situation the Office 365 Exchange plan would be the better solution - some of the field limits imposed by the Outlook connector are quite limiting if you want to use those features.
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    04-09-2013 06:02 PM
  3. djncanada1's Avatar
    Office 365 or hosted exchange provider, office 365 provides more devices to sync, many hosted providers limit number synched devices, office 365 has forum's for support, hosted exchange provider have live support
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    04-09-2013 06:39 PM
  4. jhguth's Avatar
    I'd just do Office 365
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    04-09-2013 08:37 PM
  5. svenhassel's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for the answers.

    I hired the Exchange Online Plan One, which is part of MS Office 365, focusing in e-mail and outlook functions only.

    I have already the rest of the MS software (Office 2010), and I dont need the Office Web Apps. The exchange only plan is cheaper.

    I guess Ill upgrade to full office 365 when new versions of the software really give me something really new.
    04-09-2013 09:31 PM

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