iPhone 3GS - Merging phone Contacts with Exchange

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Hi All

I have an iPhone 3GS with Exchange (Calendar, Contacts, Email) on it.

Anyway I can:

A) Merge all phone contacts so they are on my Exchange Contacts
B) Set the default location for new contacts to Exchange

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FrankBusiness Owner

Commented:
It seems you already have (item A)?

Anyway, maybe you're talking about having duplicate entries (from both contact lists).
In Contacts you can opt to only view the exchange contacts (tap on the group button top left corner under contacts)

Author

Commented:
Thanks.

Let me clarify.

On my Contacts I have:

All Contacts
All on My iPhone
Exchange Contacts
GAL

I have a mixture of numbers both on my iPhone and Exchange Contacts. I want physically merge/copy/move all contacts on my iPhone to Exchange.

This means I dont need to use All Contacts (which also contains Suggested Contacts, and is very messy) and it also means I have a copy on Exchange for Outlook convenience and also backup convenience.

I then want to set all new contacts to, by default, be created within Exchange Contacts. That way I know that is my "Master" contacts list, and the only one to maintain.
FrankBusiness Owner

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The iPhone doesn't merge. It has to be done via syncing and then merging in Outlook.
You'll have to get your hands dirty on this one... unfortunately
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Author

Commented:
Thanks.

So how do I sync my phone contacts to Outlook?
FrankBusiness Owner

Commented:
What's your system? Windows xx or OSX xx? Microsoft office 2003/7/10?

Author

Commented:
Sorry.

Windows 7 Pro x64 + Office 2010, domain, Exchange 2007 (SBS2008)

Author

Commented:
Oh just to complicate things the PC with iTunes installed (with all my music etc) is my Home PC!

Windows 7 Pro x64, Office 2010, NON-Domain but with Outlook configured with Outlook Anywhere + an IPSEC VPN to my work network.
Business Owner
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Apple Support pages don't mention office 2010 support.
Recent support forum posts also mention lots of syncing trouble with Office 2010 64bit.

http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=support_site.psp.itunes.more&q=Adding%20and%20Syncing%20Content

The idea would be to sync your "phone contacts" locally to a new outlook profile.
Then opening the exchange profile you would import the contacts into that and clean up duplicates.
Exchange then syncs automatically.

Author

Commented:
Ah, let me try that.

I run 32 bit Office 2010 anyway.

Thank you, points deserved.

Author

Commented:
Ah, let me try that.

I run 32 bit Office 2010 anyway.

Thank you, points deserved.
FrankBusiness Owner

Commented:
You're welcome, thanks.

Back Up your adresses on each step in case something goes not the way you want it! (before & after import, after merge, after cleanup).

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