I am wholly in the Microsoft ecosystem: Windows phone, Windows laptops, Outlook Live Mail and Calendar, OneDrive, OneNote. With the Windows experience fairly seamless across all my devices, I am a fan.
Pretty happy with it all. Everything synced and working.
Well, everything but the old Windows 8.1 Lumia phone. Love the phone, love the interface. But it doesn't interface with shit anymore. I waited and waited for Microsoft to release a good updated phone/OS. But they failed. They have thrown in the towel. No new Windows phones. So I have a 2 year old phone with zero OS updates. Clunky and crash prone and getting worse each day.
So, I was forced to get a new Android phone. It's nice, and it actually works properly, which is a switch. OK, good. It's a great phone and all the apps work with full functionality. Major improvement.
BUT. I cannot transfer/sync my contacts or my calendar to my new phone. And this is completely Microsoft's fault: the Windows Live website is currently non-funtional. I need to log in to my account to do stuff to migrate my data, but I am unable to access my account. Sure, I can access my contacts and calendar just fine on my Windows phone, but that's it. I cannot access them from any other device, nor can I actually log into my account from any device. The best I have at this moment is the Live Calendar pushing email notifications for the day's agenda to my Gmail. And I am receiving email forwards in Gmail from my Live account. So I am getting my emails and my daily to-do lists, but I have no real calendar, nor any of my contacts. Which means I cannot actually make phone calls or texts on my new phone.
I will wait one more day to see if the Microsoft problem resolves. If not I will have to say FU to Microsoft and throw in with Google, which is something I really don't want to do. It's not like Google Calendar is going to seemlessly integrate into my Windows 10 desktop like the Live product did, complete with pop-up niotifications, etc.
And of course it will mean starting from scratch: I will probably have to manually enter all my contacts and dates into the Google products. I am sooo looking forward to it.