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MS Windows sync - RANT warning!
« on: June 16, 2015, 09:53:12 pm »
Can you believe it:
  • With XP I could sync my calendar and contacts to my mobile with no issue at all ;D
  • I move to Windows 8 and sync just doesn't want to talk to my mobile - MS answer: buy a new mobile >:(
  • OK, my mobile is getting to end of life, so got a new shiny mobile and what do I find, things have moved on and now you can't sync directly with Outlook on my laptop but have to have your calender and contacts out in the Cloud  >:( >:( >:(
For f**ks sake, what happened to what the customer needs and uses - arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr >:(

I know I'm not alone in this, as I've been trying to find a way to do it and found others who are just gob smacked that this normal task seems to be very difficult, unless you have moved all your info into the Cloud.

I wonder if GCHQ (& the like) has anything to do with this, all that info in the Cloud for them to 'play' with ::)


PS I may have found a program to do it but it's not free :(
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Re: MS Windows sync - RANT warning!
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 08:15:15 am »
Yes, hopefully it'll be fixed in Windows 10 (yes, 10... they're skipping 9 ::) )

As you say, it's not fair on the customer.

I've found that all these companies (Apple and Google too) are encouraging people to use Cloud more and more as well. It does have quite a few benefits. However, it's more money once you use up the free storage, which puts some people off. Also, as you say, syncing options should be available to everyone, including those who don't wish to use it.

Hopefully you manage to sort it soon - it's shocking!  :o

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Re: MS Windows sync - RANT warning!
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 10:03:07 am »
Yes, hopefully it'll be fixed in Windows 10 (yes, 10... they're skipping 9 ::) )

I've found that all these companies (Apple and Google too) are encouraging people to use Cloud more and more as well.

Yes, knew about skipping 9. 9 is an unlucky number in the far east :o

Also noticed while looking into the replication issue, that others were talking about being force by other providers to put more data into the Cloud. It has real benefits and I do use Cloud storage but they shouldn't force customers to use the Cloud, as what seems to be happening :( There are those who will never use the Cloud, either because: they don't feel the need, just getting to complicated, cost or security.


I've decided with another issue, Memory Map works perfectly on Windows v8.1 but does not work at all on mobile Windows v8.1, to send the mobile back and get a refund :(

Looks like I'll be getting an Android mobile or just stick with my old mobile and hope it lasts a bit longer (it's started to play up) ::)
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Re: MS Windows sync - RANT warning!
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 04:11:41 pm »
Oh, I didn't know that  :o
Looks like they're superstitious  :D.

Also noticed while looking into the replication issue, that others were talking about being force by other providers to put more data into the Cloud. It has real benefits and I do use Cloud storage but they shouldn't force customers to use the Cloud, as what seems to be happening :( There are those who will never use the Cloud, either because: they don't feel the need, just getting to complicated, cost or security.

I've decided with another issue, Memory Map works perfectly on Windows v8.1 but does not work at all on mobile Windows v8.1, to send the mobile back and get a refund :(

Looks like I'll be getting an Android mobile or just stick with my old mobile and hope it lasts a bit longer (it's started to play up) ::)

Yes I agree with all of that, Cloud storage is good but it shouldn't be forced!!

I wonder why it doesn't work on both? I think Windows 10 will rectify that, if I remember correctly it'll be one OS across all devices, whereas with Windows 8 I think there are slight differences between mobile and desktop? You probably made the right decision anyway  :)
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