Does anyone have any opinions on best practices when you're also syncing to an exchange server? I feel like my contacts are quite bloated, and am unsure what to do about it.
I have all my contacts in exchange, coming from WinMo... but for the last year or so I had Exchange and google contacts syncing, in case something ever happened regarding my employment, so I'd still have all my contacts. Now of course I have duplicate contacts in my phone due to the same contacts from both Exchange and Google. I know that I can filter the default to show only Exchange contacts, but that's not a total solution for me since I feel like I still have a disconnect regarding which contact caller ID is going to recognize, etc.
I feel like I have the following options, none of which are really perfect:
- Stop syncing Gmail and Exchange and delete all my Exchange contacts from Gmail. This would easily take care of dupes, but doesn't satisfy my concerns about having a copy of all my exchange contacts in case I no longer have access to my work account for whatever reason.
- Stop syncing as above, but remove all contacts from Outlook/Exchange.
This might be a better solution since my contacts will be maintained purely via the cloud, but honestly Outlook's PIM interface is MUCH more mature than Google's, and I'd severely miss the comprehensive and easy-to-use data entry and organization that Outlook provides (jeesh, who ever thought I'd be saying that about a Microsoft product??)
I guess what I REALLY need is a "don't sync (google OR exchange) contacts if it is a perfect match to a contact already synced from (google OR exchange, whichever wasn't picked for the first one)." That would really solve everything. Any ideas? I don't know how many users out there are using exchange and find themselves in the same quandary as me.
Hmm... maybe I should have started a new thread for this, although it's quite on topic for this one. Maybe I will if I don't get any responses