Easiest way to move Calendar entries from Windows Phone to Android

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Greetings, experts!

After 14 years of using various incarnations of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile, I've resigned myself to the inevitable fact that Windows Phone is dead. So, I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S8, and I've successfully exported my Contacts from Windows Live and imported them into my Android Phone.

But, I don't see any way to export my Calendar information so that I can import that into the Android phone. I have many years worth of data in my Calendar, and I really don't want to lose that. It's still stored on office.live.com, but what is the best way to get that into my new Android?

Thanks!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Companion Link (companionlink.com) works with Windows Live. I have used it with Outlook and it is very flexible.
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Thanks, John. I'll check that out when I get home tonight.
Jackie Man IT Manager
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The simplest way is to install Outlook for Android app and add your live.com account in the app.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.outlook
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Hi,

do you.already use a cloud email service such as Google Suite or Office365?

You.coukd create a Gmail account and then sync your calendar on your Windows phone to that. When you then setup your other phone, use the same Google ID and they should replicate down.

if so, the entries should replicate.
Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database Administrator

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John, Jackie, and Rob: Thanks for your help on this. I greatly appreciate it.

John, I checked out CompanionLink, and that would probably work.But, it's $50, and I was hoping for something free. If I can't get another solution, I may come back to that.

Jackie, I have Outlook installed on the Android phone, but when I try to sign into it, it doesn't recognize my existing Microsoft ID. (Interestingly,I can successfully sign in to Outlook.com from my PC.)

Rob, I do have a Gmail account and the Google account is already connected to the Windows phone. I can even see my Google calendar events from the Windows Phone. But, I don't see a way to sync the Microsoft Live (Windows Phone) calendar events INTO the Google account. Do you know how?

Thanks!
DaveSlash
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Companion Link works but it is not free
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Hi,

You Could install the Outlook client on your Android device and then configure that to access both.Gmail and Windows Live?

That should provide the calendar functions as.well.
Jackie Man IT Manager
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@RobMobility

I have Outlook installed on the Android phone, but when I try to sign into it, it doesn't recognize my existing Microsoft ID. (Interestingly,I can successfully sign in to Outlook.com from my PC.)

@Dave

Did you type your account name incorrectly?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-hk/help/13811/microsoft-account-doesnt-exist
Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database Administrator

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Jackie, thanks for your suggestion. I am absolutely sure I typed my account-name and password correctly.

Rob, I don't see a way to sync the Microsoft Live (Windows Phone) calendar events INTO the existing Google account. Do you know how?

Thanks!
DaveSlash
Jackie Man IT Manager
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Are you using the domain suffix of Hotmail.com, Outlook.com or live.com for your Microsoft ID and not your own domain?

Microsoft has changed the rules recently for accessing Microsoft account using domain other than Hotmail.com, Outlook.com or live.com.

Besides, have you turned on two step authentication for your Microsoft account? If yes, you might need to create an app password and try again.
Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database Administrator

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Jackie,

Sorry about the delay. Thanks for your input.

My Microsoft account is linked to my "permanent" email account: daveford@alumni.ucsd.edu

That's always worked in the past. Do I need to create a separate account for Outlook.com?
IT Manager
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Do I need to create a separate account for Outlook.com?

It depends whether your domain of alumni.ucsd.edu is a subscriber of Office 365 online service. Microsoft is pushing people to pay for Office 365.

If no, you need to create a separate account for Outlook.com as it is unlikely to have a workaround to bypass the network authentication imposed by Microsoft.
Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database Administrator

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Thanks! I've now created an Outlook.com account, and I'm working on linking it to my existing alumni.ucsd.edu Microsoft account.
Dave FordSoftware Developer / Database Administrator

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Thanks everyone! as discussed, I had to create a new Microsoft account just for Outlook.com.

Thanks again!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help

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