Microsoft + iPhone

@Paul, @Brad and Thurrott community

I’ve been trying to move all my services (email, calendar, contacts, back up solution, web browser, search, office etc.) to Microsoft mostly because I’m an Office 365 subscriber and feel like if I’m paying for it I should be fully taking advantage of it, I still have some things on Google services.

I check trusty for any articles about using Microsoft services on an iPhone and I came across this this one way back from 2015

The Microsoft ecosystem has come a long way since then as well as the apps available for iPhone. Some new articles would be great. But maybe instead of a list of available apps, something on par with your What I Use series? Like after spending 30 days only using Microsoft services on my iPhone here’s what I liked, didn’t like, and wished they had?

I sub to the r/iOSsetups and am starting to see more people using Microsoft apps. For example Outlook (a lot), News, the Microsoft Office app, and OneDrive. So I think more and more people are starting to see how great Microsoft services and apps are and not just for “work”.

Just my 2 cents. What do you all think? Thanks!

Conversation 6 comments

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    14 September, 2020 - 8:30 am

    <p>I wish the story was better/different from 2015, but with regards to using Microsoft services on iPhone, not much has changed. Soon you'll be able to set Edge as your default browser and Outlook as your default email, at least. I'll look at doing something soon.</p>

    • j5

      Premium Member
      14 September, 2020 - 10:54 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574599">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>That's very well could be true about not much having changed and I wouldn't know because I didn't switch from Android to iPhone till early 2018. Yeah making Edge and Outlook my default will be great. </p><p><br></p><p>Well I thought it would be interesting to read a deep dive into the Microsoft app ecosystem on iPhone since like I said there's just listical type articles out there right now. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it in the future!</p>

  • jt5

    Premium Member
    14 September, 2020 - 9:37 am

    <p>I am running an IPhone with Microsoft services, and it works pretty well. The additional things that Paul has mentioned will be welcome. One thing I wish- the built in MyPhone would allow me to get my text messages and possibly my calls on my PC. I currently use TMobile for my home phone – and they have a DIGITS app which does this. It works pretty well. The issue I have is my work phone is an IPhone with ATT and they do not have it. So- where it would the most beneficial I dont have it. Hopefully this helps a little.</p>

    • j5

      Premium Member
      14 September, 2020 - 10:45 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574619">In reply to jt5:</a></em></blockquote><p>I'm with Spri..T-Mobile too lol.</p><p>Yeah I wish the MyPhone app would work with iPhone too!</p>

  • BigM72

    15 September, 2020 - 1:53 am

    <p>I certainly find the MSN news app easier to use than Apple News which seems to keep trying to force me to read things I don't want to. Almost as if Mr Zuckerberg was managing it.</p>

    • j5

      Premium Member
      16 September, 2020 - 10:01 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574923">In reply to BigM72:</a></em></blockquote><p>I want to like Apple News but compared to Microsoft News and especially Google News it can't hold a candle. I've been using Microsoft News on my iPhone and it's pretty good. I really like it on Windows!</p>

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