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Any Benefit in Centralized Contact Strategy?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by MikeekiM, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. MikeekiM

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    I have my contacts in three places:

    1. Phone
    2. MS-Exchange
    3. Google/Gmail
    I know that Android will help merge/link duplicates, but I keep wondering if I should consolidate my contact management in one place...

    What is your contact management strategy? Centralized? Distributed? Where do you keep your contacts?

    My gut is telling me to keep them all in MS-Exchange, and delete all contacts in the other places, and just keep them updated in MS-Exchange... At the same time, since Android is a Google based phone, perhaps consolidating in Google/Gmail is the right answer...
     

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    All of mine are in Exchange. It really depends on what you specifically want and intend to do.
     
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    So you don't store any contact information in gmail or your resident phonebook on your phone... Whenever you add/modify/delete, it's all from Exchange, right?

    Seems like a clean way to go... That's what I am leaning towards...
     
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    I'm wanting to come up with a good strategy too. I like to have one that I can use to feed Word for auto addressing etc. Have traditionally done that with Outlook. I don't know if ending up with it on Google if that will be possible or not.
     
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    Ok, so keeping everything in Exchange works as long as you're not also trying to use the Google Voice service. Google Voice requires everything to be located on their servers. My work requires all contacts to be located on the Exchange servers.

    Wouldn't it be great if Android 2.2 would copy information to all accounts when the accounts are linked? I don't understand the liked accounts except for displaying onformation on the phone screen. Maybe there's an app for this??
     

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