Outloook 2007 Ultimate BCM and Outlook Contacts?


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LeanDyn

Is there any way to link regular contacts from outlook with BCM accounts. I
am new to BCM and have thousands of outlook contacts with extensive imbedded
llinks and onenote integration. I would like to use BCM but it is
impossible to move my contacts from regular outlook. I can't believer
there is no way to simply link a regular contact wiith a BCM business
account. Am I missing something? Thanks!
Vail Brown
 
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Jan K

LeanDyn said:
Is there any way to link regular contacts from outlook with BCM accounts.
I
am new to BCM and have thousands of outlook contacts with extensive
imbedded
llinks and onenote integration. I would like to use BCM but it is
impossible to move my contacts from regular outlook. I can't believer
there is no way to simply link a regular contact wiith a BCM business
account. Am I missing something? Thanks!
Vail Brown

No, you are right.
BCM and outlook use different databases, ASAIK syncing between bcm and
outlook is not possible
 
L

LeanDyn

Thank you Jan. That answers my question. What a HUGE mistake by
Microsoft. There have to be hundreds of thousands of potential BCM users
who will walk away because they can't move their contacts from Outlook. My
guess is the majority of persons who look at BCM probably give up for this
reason. Too bad, it would be a great tool to use. Again, thanks for the
answer.
 
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Jan K

To be complete, it is possible to move contact from outlook to BCM (one can
drag contacts from outlook to BCM). However, the contacts will not sync!
They live in 2 different worlds. I myself have stopped using BCM for this
and other reasons.
 
M

Manta2005

I also decided to abandon BCM. I found it to be a complete waste of time
since I had to keep my contacts in 3 different places:

Outlook Contacts (so I can synch it with my blackberry)
BCM Contacts (so I can use it in BCM)
MS Accounting (so I can use it with my accounting)

Really too sad, could be a winner if someone bothered to think about
usability.

-E
 
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Jan K

mrtimpeterson via OfficeKB.com said:
Check out this alternative to BCM here at: www.avidian.com

This database add-in shares the same contacts folder as Outlook. You have
zero problems synching, etc.

-THP
@ $350,- a user it should :)
 
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