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  1. RackDaddy's Avatar
    I'm new to WP, coming from the iPhone. Previously I've used iCloud to store my contacts and Google Calendar to host my calendar. I want to get away from both Apple and Google, so I've been working with getting my contacts and calendar on Live/Outlook.com.

    However, I've noticed that calendar changes I make at Outlook.com seem to take a long time to sync to my phone, and vice-versa. (Maybe there is a sync setting that I have causing the long delay...?) My question is: does Microsoft hosted exchange ($4/user/mo) provide better integration? (i.e. instant email push, better contact management, etc.)

    Thanks in advance!
    05-20-2013 09:34 AM
  2. svenhassel's Avatar
    I have the exchange online plan and it works very well. The main difference is the task sync.

    Outlook.com doesnt sync tasks with Outlook (desktop).

    Anyway, you can try tweaking the frequency to download new content from Outlook.com (free).

    On the cell phone, go to settings, then e-mail plus accounts, and select "download new content" "as items arrive". I dont know if this works only for e-mail, or for all changes including contacts and calendar.

    edit: corrected the instructions.
    Last edited by svenhassel; 05-20-2013 at 03:12 PM.
    05-20-2013 10:38 AM
  3. RackDaddy's Avatar
    Go to settings, then e-mail plus accounts, and select "download new content" "as items arrive".
    Thanks for the response! Unfortuantely, I don't see "email plus accounts" in Outlook.com's settings:

    settings.png
    05-20-2013 01:15 PM
  4. svenhassel's Avatar
    Sorry, you have to look for that option on the cell phone!!!! (not in outlook.com)

    Edit: looks similar to this http://winsupersite.com/site-files/w...p-settings.jpg
    05-20-2013 03:09 PM
  5. RackDaddy's Avatar
    Perfect! Thanks very much!
    svenhassel likes this.
    05-20-2013 03:49 PM

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