I recently got a Win 7 Mobile. An LG E900. Well actually I’m on my second one. The first one had a faulty speaker. Some chatter on the Net said that it might be a software update problem but in true programmer fashion I reckon it’s a Hardware problem. This is supported by the fact that a colleague has had one for months now and no problems. So first things first to hook up the WIFI and transfer over all my contacts from my windows 6 mobile. Well second really as of course there where some updates to come down. I installed these through a Zune PC client with the new LG USB connected, but once the WIFI is set up I think you can download the updates, in fact the phone is regularly checking for them. So back to first or second if you get my drift. Transferring contacts was surprisingly easy as I had already synched my old Windows 6 IPAQ 510 with the Outlook exchange server in work. Well done the clever lads in IT services. You know who you are cause you’re that clever. So a quick re-synch up to the exchange server for recent contacts just in case and then I just had to set up the Outlook client on the Win 7 phone. This just requires my email address and my validation details on the Outlook exchange server which is running in the cloud now (again Kudos IT services). Then the Outlook client on the Phone downloads all my contacts with mobile numbers. And here is the cool thing. All thousands of users registered on Outlook exchange are now available on my mobile device for contact search and Email as there is an option search Outlook directory on the connected Outlook exchange. It can be a little hard to find though. You have to add a recipient using the plus (+) on the To: line, then click on search Icon. Type in the first few letters of the person you are looking for and then if they are not in your local contacts, the option to search Outlook directory appears (in fact one will do it, but then you have to scroll down to the end to see the option). Then it pulls all the matches from the Outlook Exchange Active Directory lookup (I presume). Pretty Cool, but could be better presented up front of the search. It’s cumbersome to scroll down through the list of recipients presented and you cannot further refine the search in the Outlook Directory list presented. Ok said. Off to bed.