May 31, 2011
Here’s a Windows Phone 7 app that syncs tasks with Exchange. It’s not yet MYN compliant, but still it’s a start. But some background first.
One of my great disappointments with Microsoft as of late is the short-shift they are giving to client support for their Exchange tasks data. I am sure it is just lack of market demand, but other than in Windows Outlook, tasks are becoming a poor sister to the main data set of e-mail, calendar, and contacts.
This showed up first in the iPhone: Apple and Microsoft left Exchange task syncing out of package. Same with Android—no task syncing natively. Windows Phone 7 also left tasks out, which was surprising. And then Outlook 2011 for Mac shipped with far fewer task features than in the Windows version of Outlook.
So it has been up to third-party developers to fill these gaps; and they have on the mobile front. TaskTask filled the gap on the iPhone with an excellent app, and the superior app TouchDown filled the gap on Android.
And now we have third-party app on Windows Phone 7 that can sync tasks with Exchange. It’s called Appa Mundi Tasks, from a company of the same name.
It is not yet MYN compliant—it has almost none of the MYN-required view features. However I’ve communicated with the developer and they are willing to add them. You might want to contact them and tell them you want the MYN features—it would probably speed rollout.
So it’s good to see Windows Phone 7 being added to the Exchange Sync Task world!
Thanks to the reader who pointed this app out to me (sorry, I could not find our communication to get your name again—post a comment and I will give you the glory!)