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How to Import Excel Contacts into iPhone

Starting from ‘Project Purple’ to becoming a class of Smartphone; ‘Apple iPhone’ firmly managed to break through the criticism and become a successful line of phone. iCloud on the other hand ensures that every user is updated with the latest of everything without any efforts required to be made. Apart from handling updates on your devices and helping you find it when lost, iCloud also comes handy in sharing data. vCard file containing both; single or multiple contact information can be imported on the platform and further shared ahead.

If there is any requirement of importing contacts from MS Excel sheet into iPhone or iCloud device then go for the process of Excel to iPhone contacts conversion discussed below.

To Export Contacts from MS Excel Sheet into iPhone, Follow 3 Steps

To execute process of Excel to iPhone contacts conversion. it is required to first transfer the contacts from Excel spreadsheet into iCloud. After contacts gets transferred into iCloud then it can be easily import into iPhone device.

  • Download “RecoveryTools for MS Excel ” converter tool, Click Browse to select the Excel file and then after file gets successfully load then click on “Next”

  • Once Excel file gets successfully added, then start the procedure of mapping Excel field with vCard field, after mapping each field click on add and then map another filed. Once done with the mapping process, click on “Next”
    • “vCard 3.0 Version” to get vCard file format of 3.0 edition
    • “Allow Empty Email Address” to get converted those contacts which doesn’t have email addresses

    To, save exported contacts from Excel into vCard select a destination location. By default. software saves VCF file in desktop.

  • Now when all contacts from Excel spreadsheet is transferred into VCF file, then this vCard file can be easily imported into iCloud and after successful addition of contacts into iCloud it can be sync with iPhone smoothly.

After completion of Excel to vCard conversion, now users need to import vCard file saved contacts into iCloud which can be further copied into iPhone device.

  • To start the process of VCF to iCloud conversion process, open www.icloud.com in your browser

  • Now you will be asked to sign-in with your Apple ID and PW. enter the details to access your account in iCloud
  • Now you will get the following screen, from the available menu options click on “Contacts”

  • In the bottom left corner you will get a gear icon. click on it and from the available options click on “Import vCard”

  • Select the VCF file from your machine and then click on “Open”

  • Now, vCard to iCloud importing process will be started automatically

  • After contacts gets successfully added in iCloud account, you can easily check them

    Once the contacts get added in iCloud account, it gets automatically synchronized with your iPhone device if you have already added the same iCloud account in your device. To check whether contacts from iCloud to iPhone get successfully transferred then check the contacts in your iPhone device.

    Now when the contacts gets copied from iCloud into iPhone device then users can open the contacts and check the information stored in it. Excel to iCloud converter tool is effective utility to transfer all contacts from Excel spreadsheet into iPhone device.

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  • Force Active Directory Synchronization with Office 365 (Azure AD Connect) #directory #sync #office


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    For those times when you cannot wait for DirSync/AD Connect to run a sync job on schedule, you you can force synchronization with PowerShell.

    For Azure AD Connect version 1.1.105.0 (February 2016 release):

    This version has a default sync time of 30 minutes. This can be changed if needed, use the link below, to run Set-ADSyncScheduler command.

    • Delta import on all Connectors
    • Delta sync on all Connectors
    • Export on all Connectors
    1. Login to the AD Connect Server
    2. Open PowerShell
    3. Type Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta . and then press ENTER .
    • Added more objects or attributes to be imported the source directory
    • Changes to the Sync rules
    • Changes to filtering
    1. Login to the AD Connect Server
    2. Open PowerShell
    3. Type Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Initial . and then press ENTER .

    For the older sync client called DirSync:

    This version has a default sync time of 3 hours. This cannot be changed and if needed, you should run a manual sync job.

    1. Login to the Directory Sync Server
    2. Open PowerShell
    3. Type Import-Module DirSync. and then press ENTER .
    4. Type Start-OnlineCoexistenceSync. and then press ENTER .

    Thanks for visiting and reading my posts. I am always looking for more ideas. Please comment or email me with what you would like to see.


    Moving Company Files To The Cloud: The Problem With OneDrive For Business #onedrive,onedrive #for #business,dropbox,google #drive,shared #files,small #business,sync,sharing,sharepoint,file_sharing,microsoft,office #365,web_services


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    Moving Company Files To The Cloud: The Problem With OneDrive For Business

    Small businesses and law firms are ready to move their documents to the cloud. Until recently, I haven’t had an answer about how to accomplish that because none of the familiar solutions were quite right.

    Let’s get some background, using OneDrive for Business as an example of a service that looks like it ought to be the right answer – but isn’t. In the next article, I might have an answer.

    Most small businesses and law firms have a folder on the server in the closet that is used for all shared files. It might be called “Company” or “Share files” or the “M:” drive or the “P:” drive, or maybe your office has a few different shared folders, but the idea is the same: the server is the default location for every work file.

    We’ve become accustomed to accessing our mailboxes on all of our devices from any location, but accessing shared company files is harder.

    • Traditionally it requires remote access to an onsite computer using LogMeIn or Remote Desktop.

    • Brave people might try setting up VPN access to the server, which is notoriously clumsy and hard for normal people to figure out.

    • Microsoft’s recent Small Business Server and Server Essentials products set up an online portal that provides access to the shared files on the office server, where they can be downloaded so you can work on them, then uploaded back to the server.

    We’re losing our fear of the cloud. The best online services are secure and outages are occurring less frequently. At the same time, we’re more mobile than ever and we expect access to our information wherever we are on whatever device we have in our hands, including laptops, tablets and phones.

    It’s no surprise that in the last couple of years, I’ve been asked frequently to recommend an online service to store company files for a small business.

    There are four services that are well-known, plausible candidates: OneDrive ; OneDrive for Business ; Dropbox ; and Google Drive. Each offers generous amounts of online storage space at a low cost, and each has extensive support for sharing files and folders. Microsoft includes access to OneDrive for Business as part of many Office 365 business plans, and now also sells it separately. Dropbox introduced Dropbox for Business for better user management and improved security. Google packages Google Drive as a core feature of its business-oriented Google Apps for Work.

    OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, and Google Drive are built to hold files owned by an individual . None of them is intended to handle equal, shared access by groups of people. It’s deep in their architecture; attempting to use them for a shared company folder quickly exposes the missing elements and flaws that distinguish an individual service from a service for groups.

    Let’s use OneDrive for Business as an example. Many business Office 365 accounts include 1Tb of storage space in OneDrive for Business, more than enough for all the company documents. What happens if you decide to move all the company files to OneDrive for Business?

    OneDrive for Business is assigned to each person individually. There’s no Company folder. The files are going to go in the senior partner’s account.

    After some setup and uploading, the files are online. Access to the files is shared with all the employees. Each employee can open their OneDrive for Business portal and see the list of files. Each employee can edit the files, rename them, move them, and delete them. That’s the same situation you had before with files on the local server, but there are fewer backup options for online files and perhaps a shorter retention period for recovering accidentally deleted files.

    With OneDrive for Business in its current incarnation, only the owner of the shared files – the senior partner – can sync a copy of the files to their local computer. The only access for everyone else occurs through the website. The website access is very nice, including use of Microsoft’s web-based versions of Office programs, but it’s not the same as opening up File Explorer and browsing through files and folders. Among other things, that means you’re cut off from the files while you’re offline. No working on the airplane unless you download files before you board and remember to upload the new versions manually after you land.

    The owner of the files will presumably want to run the program that syncs a copy of them to his local computer; unfortunately, the sync program for OneDrive for Business is buggy and unstable. completely different from the reliable one used by the consumer version of OneDrive. The files have to be stored on the senior partner’s computer; syncing to a server or network drive is not supported.

    Perhaps you try another option: let every employee log into OneDrive for Business with a single shared account. Each employee syncs all of the Company files to every computer, in their entirety. It eats up hard drive space on every computer, and perhaps fills up hard drives and crashes some of them. The syncing is time-consuming and it eats up bandwidth. If an employee’s finger slips and deletes a folder, the folder is deleted from every computer. Confusing things happen if two employees edit the same file simultaneously.

    OneDrive for Business is actually a lightly-disguised facelift for individual document libraries in Sharepoint. Microsoft’s enterprise platform for collaboration and office networking. OneDrive for Business has no relationship whatsoever to the consumer version of OneDrive – completely different architecture at Microsoft’s end, completely different syncing software on your computer. (Good article here about the history of OneDrive for Business and how it compares to the consumer OneDrive.)

    Now you can see the bigger picture of Microsoft’s services for storing files online.

    • OneDrive for Business is for individuals.

    • Microsoft’s platform for shared company documents is Sharepoint Team Site Libraries.

    Small businesses don’t use Sharepoint.

    Oh, I’ve tried. I’ve talked about Sharepoint. I’ve studied it. I’ve taken training courses. I’ve worked with test Sharepoint sites. I’ve thought long and hard about what it would mean for a small business to adopt Sharepoint.

    Sharepoint is huge. It’s complex. It’s complicated. It’s difficult to set up, difficult to administer, difficult to use. It requires a difficult migration, long employee training, and most of all, it absolutely requires at least one company employee whose job will largely consist of being a Sharepoint administrator. It’s effectively out of reach for companies with fewer than 25 employees.

    Large enterprises use Sharepoint because it can be made to do wonderful things, if it is extensively customized and there are in-house IT employees available to do the nonstop administrative tasks.

    “Should I save my documents to OneDrive for Business or a team site?

    “It’s tempting to save all your documents to OneDrive for Business. If a document is a collaborative effort related to a project, then saving it to a team site might be a better choice. This article provides some guidelines to help you decide which route to go.

    “Save documents to OneDrive for Business when…

    • “You don’t plan to share them.

    Documents you place in OneDrive for Business are private by default, unless you place them in the Shared with Everyone folder. This makes OneDrive for Business your best option for draft documents or personal documents that no one else needs to see.

    • “You plan to share them. but they have a limited scope or lifecycle.

    You may sometimes work on documents that aren’t related to an ongoing project, which are important mostly to you, but that you still want to share.

    “Save documents to a team site library when…

    • “You want team members to recognize the document as being relevant to an ongoing project.

    • “You want to spread ownership and permissions across a wider collection of people.”

    As a small business, you don’t have Sharepoint team sites. That means Microsoft does not have a solution for you to store your company files online.

    The details are slightly different with OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive, but the concept is the same. Each one is designed for files owned by individuals and shared on a limited basis. They are not designed for company files which will be accessed equally by all employees in a small business.

    In the next article, we’ll look at the service that has matured into the solution we’ve been looking for. I finally have an answer for small businesses that want to move their files online.