Microsoft has released ‘Office Mobile’ for iOS. It’s linked with Office 365 subscription model ( Home Premium $99/ year, per user for upto 5 devices). I’ve been waiting for the native and official MS office app for iOS for long and this is just what the doctor ordered. Of course it’d not be as comprehensive as fully featured desktop software or mobile app that we have on WP8 (office app for Windows Phone 8 has more features obviously). The “office mobile” is not optimised for iPad and not made for android devices yet. But (I don’t have those devices so I care less) I eagerly clicked on the link as I read Office blog from my iPhone only to find that the ‘Item is not available‘
The Office app is free to download but is only listed in US app store for iOS.
The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the Indian Store; but it is available n the US Store. Tap Change Store to view this item.
That’s the pop-up message I received.
This is so not fair and so ironic when you promote cloud computing and sell on-demand, go-anywhere, access-anytime, software-as-a-service (saas-based) office 365 subscription service.
Do we have Office 365 subscribers from India? What’s your take on this?
Apple’s iPhone and Nokia mobile devices are undoubtedly one of the most popular smartphones/ cellphones in the world; and transferring its contacts, phonebook and other data shouldn’t be the problem. Apparently, if you don’t have enough tools or what they call it ‘common software’, there’s no straight and easy way out. At least that’s what I thought initially, this question bugged me for almost a week until I found the solution. I think it’s worth sharing with internet via screencast & writing a how-to article for it.
Things you need:
- Nokia mobile phone with memory card
- Computer with iTunes.
First On Nokia phone
- Nokia: Go to contacts/ phonebook
- Nokia: Select all contacts
- Nokia: Option> save contacts
- Nokia: Select destination as memory card
- Plug in your nokia phone to computer in data transfer mode.
- Browse through your Nokia memory card and open /Others/ folder
- Open ‘contacts’ folder placed in memory card/Others/contact
- Select All contacts and copy-paste them in ‘windows contact’.
- Windows contacts, (known as windows Address Book in Windows XP) can be found in C:\Users\Logged-in-user\Contacts\ or you can click win logo or press win key and type ‘contacts’ in search slot windows start.
- Plug in iPhone to the computer.
- Open iTunes, if it doesn’t pop up automatically.
- Select iPhone in iTunes and open ‘info’ tab
- check/ mark/tick ‘sync contacts with ‘windows contacts’ (choose from dropdown menu)
- press ‘sync’ button.
[iCloud Update] Apple introduced the iCloud feature to automatically sync your iPhone contacts after this tutorial is written. To copy/sync contacts (from step#11) you should disable iCloud sync for the first time you migrate your addressbook. Once the manual transfer is done using above steps, you may continue using iCloud sync afterwards)
PS: In case of newer Nokia phones such as Nokia E5-00, X2-01 menu of contact is bit different. In Contact Menu > Mark All > Create backup > Phone to memory card. I tested this on iPhone 3GS, however it works on any old or new iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S as well as new iPhone 5.