What’s that above? That is what I believe to be the day I created my gmail account. It has served me for many good years, but I am currently in the process of switching to outlook.com for my email services going forward. I’m using this guide to switch from Gmail to Outlook.com. Granted, I’m not going whole hog, I am sending and receiving from my gmail address in Outlook, but I may eventually cut it off completely.
What caused this?
Well, first of all, I have 2 cell phone’s. Both of which are Windows Phones. One is for work, and one is personal. I really REALLY love Windows Phone, but like an Android phone, you create a Microsoft account (Google for Android) to sync things to. I can sync my Google stuff into it as well using some app’s (at least I can currently, rumor has it calendar API access like that is on the cutting block as well), but it can sometimes be spotty at best (I remember having some issues as well with my iPhone and getting my google calendar to sync properly as well).
Secondly, outlook.com just looks better. I have an extended SkyDrive account, which I can sync both my work and personal documents to so I can access them anywhere, and yeah. I just really REALLY like the entire implementation.
Lastly, I’m sick of having my stuff split between Google and Microsoft. Calendar is on Google, Documents are on Microsoft, Email is on Google, but Contacts are on Microsoft.
So, I’m in the middle of switching. And you know what happens when you import your email from the past 9 years into a new account? This:
Crazy, right? I have a feeling I am going to be having a very loooooooong weekend of sorting ahead of me.