So I’ve just spent most of the afternoon trying to organize my digital self. It’s kind of the online equivalent of cleaning out your desk. I’ve consolidated all of my emails down into one gmail account, updated all my passwords, brushed up my LinkedIn and my facebook…all that’s left now is to try to fix up my contacts.
This leads to my question—I have an iPhone, and my business uses Microsoft Exchange. My contacts and calendar are stored there. My iPhone (where I keep my contacts most times) automatically syncs my contacts from the office Exchange server. However, any changes I make on my iPhone are automatically updated to the server. This means none of my contacts are stored anywhere ELSE but there—meaning my mother’s home phone number is stored on my office exchange server, and ONLY there. Aside from the obvious privacy concern, if I were to lose access to my office’s server—due to a technical problem, or a change in career—suddenly I wouldn’t have any of my contacts anymore.
So, I’d love to import those into the Address Book app on my computer, or store them on Google Contacts, or even just keep them saved on my iPhone. Problem is I can’t figure out how to get an EXPORT of those contacts off of the Exchange server without an installation of Outlook.
Anyone got any ideas?