Completing the Microsoft Office experience in Windows Phone

Posted on January 5, 2012


Last week, I mentioned that Windows Phone is the only smartphone with Microsoft Office in it.  To complete the Office experience, Windows Phone also has email features which are comparable to Outlook.  You can sync your Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo! Mail, and if your school or company uses it, your Office 365 account.  Like Outlook, you can also have multiple accounts, and you can view messages as threads.

Windows Phone Email

The Office Hub and Pictures Hub syncs with your SkyDrive account.  SkyDrive is a virtual online storage which allows you to store up to 25 GB.  For easier managing of files, Microsoft made an official Skydrive app for Windows Phone.  You can now view your entire SkyDrive account, create or delete folders, and share links via e-mail.

SkyDrive for Windows Phone

For those using Office 365, there is also Lync 2010 for Windows Phone.  Now, you can do instant messaging, audio conferences, and calling in your Windows Phone.

Lync 2010 for Windows Phone

With Email, Skydrive, and Lync 2010, I get the whole Microsoft Office experience straight from my Windows Phone.