Today I hit the first real head exploding moment with the iPhone…contacts and contact management. Ugh. Let me set this up. I work with multiple O365 accounts and have hundreds of contacts in them. My home account has about 400 and one of my work ones has about 800. On my Windows Phone the native connection allowed me to save contacts and choose which cloud service that I was saving the contact to, or to save it locally. This seems to me to be a standard requirements of contact management.
Not so on the iPhone. When I first setup my iPhone, I immediately loaded Outlook and connected it to my O365 accounts and everything was great. Alas, I couldn’t get to my contacts (stupid user error, but more on that later. So, what I did was setup my account to not sync mail but to sync contacts