Sync Outlook with Windows Phone 8.1

Sync Outlook with Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows Phone 8.1 OS upgrade in select countries. Even with the update, Windows Phone still doesn’t natively sync with Outlook. No worries! AkrutoSync will automatically sync your Windows Phone with Outlook.

Sync Outlook with Windows Phone 8.1

Supposedly, the Windows Phone will receive two general distribution release updates in 2014: GDR 1 in July and GDR 2 in November. This, however, doesn’t mean you’ll see the update in July. These are the dates Microsoft expects to send it to carriers and OEMs.

Windows Phone Central is tracking the rollout by country and phone. The site is updating the page as soon as the news comes in, so watch it to find out when it’s coming to your country.

Currently, the phones that come with Windows Phone 8.1 are the new Nokia Lumia phones:

  • Lumia 630
  • Lumia 635
  • Lumia 930

Here are the new features in the Windows Phone 8.1:

  • Cortana: Microsoft’s answer to Siri.
  • Live Tiles will let you choose a photo for your Start Screen background.
  • Camera improvements: Burst mode for capturing multiple photos in quick succession and collections that automatically organize your photos by date, location and activity.
  • Word Flow Keyboard: Microsoft’s answer to Swype.
  • Action Center: See email, texts and social media updates within one swipe.
  • Wi-Fi Sense: Automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots.

You may have heard about the folder creation ability. This won’t be available until Update 1.

Sync Outlook contacts, calendar, and tasks on your Windows Phone with AkrutoSync. You can try the full-feature software for seven days before you buy to see how it works for you. Download AkrutoSync here. If you decide to continue using it, you won’t have to download it again. Just enter your license code and you’re ready to sync your Outlook Calendar with your Windows Phone!

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  • Terence July 15, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Nokia has a great resource for tracking Lumia Cyan update availability by country:

  • Peter July 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Just checked the US schedule for Lumia Cyan … looks like it’s under testing. No timeframe listed.

  • Drake November 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I just love Cortana on my Lumia 1320. Using hands free to do almost anything.

  • Anna G November 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see how Microsoft does with the Nokia Lumia since it’s taken over the brand and plans to rebrand them as Microsoft Lumia.

  • Dave Jones July 17, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I have a lumia 1520 windows 10 phone. Does akruto sync support windows 10 phones?

    • Akruto Support July 21, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Yes, AkrutoSync works with both Windows 10 mobile and Windows 10 desktop.