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    Default WP User - Looking to switch to Android. Concerned over Microsoft Services

    Hey guys,

    I have been a Windows Phone user for about 3 years now, getting rather tired of it and not too sure I like the direction Microsoft is taking. I was wondering if you could assist me in easing my mind about a few things. I am heavily tied to the Microsoft ecosystem, I would like to know if switching to android is going to impact my ability to use MS services. The services that I absolutely require are:

    PERSONAL:
    - Xbox Music
    - OneDrive
    - Outlook

    BUISNESS:
    - Office 365 account syncing
    - SharePoint
    - OneDrive for Business
    - Lync 2013

    Thanks, I appreciate it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbit25 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I have been a Windows Phone user for about 3 years now, getting rather tired of it and not too sure I like the direction Microsoft is taking. I was wondering if you could assist me in easing my mind about a few things. I am heavily tied to the Microsoft ecosystem, I would like to know if switching to android is going to impact my ability to use MS services. The services that I absolutely require are:

    PERSONAL:
    - Xbox Music
    - OneDrive
    - Outlook

    BUISNESS:
    - Office 365 account syncing
    - SharePoint
    - OneDrive for Business
    - Lync 2013

    Thanks, I appreciate it!
    Offhand, I don't know myself. Android has several MS apps:
    Office Mobile: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...fice.officehub
    Outlook: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...com.outlook.Z7
    One Drive: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...osoft.skydrive
    Lync 2013: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....office.lync15
    XBox Music: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...soft.xboxmusic

    I am not heavily into the MS ecosystem, so i am not sure how well any of these apps work.

    Another option would be to see how well you can transfer the data from MS programs to Google's.

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    Thank you for the response. I would love to stay within the Microsoft ecosystem if possible but i'm aware that I may need to move outside into Googles a bit. I wasnt aware I could browse the Play store just in a web browser so I will have to take a look to see what's available. I would love opinions on how viable this is from someone who uses MS within Android.
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    Default Re: WP User - Looking to switch to Android. Concerned over Microsoft Services

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbit25 View Post
    Thank you for the response. I would love to stay within the Microsoft ecosystem if possible but i'm aware that I may need to move outside into Googles a bit. I wasnt aware I could browse the Play store just in a web browser so I will have to take a look to see what's available. I would love opinions on how viable this is from someone who uses MS within Android.
    I used to use Hotmail on my devices. It worked, but I didn't use much more than that.
    I don't know if this is true on MS, but in Play, if you are signed in with the same gmail, you can browse apps on a desktop and install them from there too.

    Signed, an M8, Liquidsmooth, and the AC Forums App

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