Take your Business Contacts with you on your smartphone or Pocket PC

After you have installed Business Contact Manager for Outlook on your computer, you can take your Business Contacts with you by synchronizing them with a smartphone or Pocket PC mobile device.

Install Business Contacts on mobile devices running Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0, or Windows Mobile 6.1

Installing Business Contacts for Smartphone or Business Contacts for Pocket PC enables you to keep your Business Contacts on your computer and your mobile device in sync.

Note: BlackBerry, Palm, and iPhone devices are currently not supported by Microsoft. Business Contact information can be synchronized with Blackberry, Palm, or iPhone devices only if you use a third-party product. For more information, see the section, Synchronize Business Contact information with BlackBerry, Palm, and iPhone devices.

To synchronize your Business Contacts with your smartphone or Pocket PC running Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0, or Windows Mobile 6.1, you must first install Business Contacts for your device. Click one of the following links to download and install Business Contacts from the Microsoft Download Center:

Note: Business Contacts for Smartphone and Business Contacts for Pocket PC mobile devices may not be available in all languages or locales.

Synchronize Business Contact data with your mobile device

In Windows XP, complete the following procedure to synchronize your business data.

Note: You must set up a partnership between your computer and your mobile device. For more information about how to synchronize data with your mobile device, see ActiveSync Help.

  1. Open Microsoft ActiveSync.

    Tip: To synchronize data with your mobile device, your computer must be running Microsoft ActiveSync 4.1 or later.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  3. Select the Business Contacts check box, and then click OK.

  4. Click the Sync button.

In Windows Vista, complete the following procedure to synchronize your business data.

Note: You must set up a partnership between your computer and your mobile device. If you want to synchronize a Windows Mobile device, you must download and install Windows Mobile Device Center software.

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.

  2. Click Sync Center.

  3. Click your mobile device, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

Note: Business Contacts are separate from Outlook contacts.

Communication history items that are synchronized along with Business Contacts

The following communication history items that are associated with a Business Contact can also be synchronized on your smartphone or Pocket PC:

  • Phone log

  • Opportunities

  • Tasks

  • Appointments

  • E-mail messages

  • Business notes

Synchronize Business Contact information with BlackBerry, Palm, and iPhone devices

Note: BlackBerry, Palm, and iPhone devices are not supported by Microsoft. Business Contact information can be synchronized with Blackberry, Palm, or iPhone devices only if you use a third-party product.

There are third-party products, such as those by CompanionLink Software, that enable you to synchronize your business data with BlackBerry, Palm, and iPhone devices.

Important: THE LINK IN THIS AREA WILL LET YOU LEAVE MICROSOFT'S SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF MICROSOFT AND MICROSOFT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. MICROSOFT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBCASTING OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM ANY LINKED SITE. MICROSOFT IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY MICROSOFT OF THE SITE.

Click the following link to go to the CompanionLink Software Web site.

Synchronize your business data with your portable computer

For information about how to synchronize Business Contact Manager for Outlook on your portable computer see, Working offline in Business Contact Manager.

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