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Support Android/NoteII and Outlook. Jeez.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TorontoNote2, Jan 7, 2013.

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    [Is it just me or are folks getting ticked off with Android and Outlook? I just want them to play nicely together like my Blackberry did. I could set up a Calendar item in Outlook on my laptop, for instance, and invite whomever I wanted to to the appointment. They would then know exactly where I was going to be at a given time and could either attend or not as they wished. I didn't even need folks to respond that they were attending; just wanted to know that they knew about the meeting. NO WAY WITH ANDROID! I seem to be able to get the Android to send a vcs file to Outlook but Outlook vcs files sent to the Android are stripped out or simply do not appear as an attachment and thence into the calendar on the Android device. I cannot begin to imagine the business market share that Android is losing by this lunacy in an attempt to set up some future nefarious project?

     

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    I second this. After coming from a WP7 device to my Note II I was initially happy about its possibilities only to find out that it is lacking crucial work productivity features which make it a pain work work with. If you get something to work it is patchwork. What is so hard with that? The standards are out since years. It is working well (on other platforms).

    Are we really so far down in the ecosystem wars that Google can affort to make life harder for their customers?
     
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    When you say "work with Outlook" is it safe to say that what you mean to say is "work with Exchange"?

    I can tell you that most major players are getting away from MS ActiveSync because of security issues. I would imagine that these same security flaws may factor into Google's decision to not put much focus on Exchange calendar, contact, and task functionality.

    My company instituted GOOD which allows corporate to manage pretty much any type of cell phone similar to BBES except with flexibility. With that comes the ability to manage calendar appts, tasks, contacts, etc. Now I admit GOOD has a ton of work to do on the Android side (of course iOS was their first endeavor), but I think you will see a lot of big boys going that route instead of straight Exchagne with MS activesync for mobile simply due to its lack of control.
     

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