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Transferring Outlook "Contacts" over to a Surface

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EE Pros,

Just bought a Surface Tablet and am quite impressed with it.  I've linked the outlook client to my go-daddy mail service (IMAP) and am now receiving my mail on several devices including my Surface.  Here's the question.  How best should I transfer my contacts over?  I could simply copy them from my in house server/desktop (master file).  I could export them to Excel and import them via the USB Port on the Surface...... I could transfer them up to Skype and download them (possibly).  I could open an Outlook.com file in the cloud and transfer them there..... (may be the best approach in order to insure synchronization)..... many choices it seems.

Any advise?

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Assuming you don't have a Microsoft Exchange account available for your use, I think the easiest way would be to get your contacts from your desktop copied over to Outlook.com.  Then you should be able to very easily sync those over to the Mail/Contacts app on the Surface.

Based on the options that you already presented (all of which would work, but would be more complicated), I'm assuming that your proficient enough to get the contacts to Outlook.com.  If not, let me know and I'll get you some guidance.

Hope this helps!!  Enjoy the Surface.
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What would have  been helpful is to identify the file type you search for and to be able to then copy it over into the new Outlook contact file.  Also, what about synchronization?  is there any way to keep multiple Outlook Contact Files in sync on different devices?

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Next time please consider asking a followup question or asking for clarification instead of closing the question and giving a "B" grade.  I think you'll find that you'll have the majority of your questions answered this way, and it won't irritate the VOLUNTEERS that are on this site.
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