Very disappointing that Microsoft does not support SMS text messaging in Outlook 2013. I wish I knew this before I upgraded to Office 2013. Thank God, we only upgraded a couple PCs. We will stick with Office 2010 and NOT upgraded any more devices or PCs.
I hope future releases of Outlook do in fact support SMS text messaging - after all the whole world is going mobile. Is that not a good enough reason to support it? Thank you.
Interesting. MS created a rather poor SMS function in OL 2010. So of course few people used it. Now they have pulled it from 2013, and people are complaining. MS, next time try creating a better service instead of just giving up. SMS is an integral part
of people's lives. Its not like we're asking from something esoteric.
Well put John Loiaconna IV! Exactly. The SMS function in Outlook 2010 was weak, but better than nothing. I still use it. In fact, I downgraded 2 of my PCs from MS Office 2013 to 2010 just for this reason. I just don't get why MS punted on SMS in Office
2013 when the whole world is going mobile. I would have expected a much more robust SMS feature set in Outlook 2013. Interesting that you can
receive SMS in Outlook 2013, but you cannot send!!!! UGH! Common Microsoft - you are better than that!!! ;-) Still love you though. Just got the new Surface 3 - It's awesome! :-)
I have been using the new BlackBerry Blend software to access my SMS messages. If you have a newer BlackBerry it is a good way to respond to text messages while you are sitting at your computer. Since you will also receive email, it is a bit redundant,
but it has not bothered me.
I'm running Exchange 2010 with Office 2010. I've configured my mobile to be able to send messages via Outlook 2010 all works fine can send receive and sync messages too and fro.
I upgraded the PC to 2013 and the feature wasn't there initially. However, when I received a text message I could see the message and I could also respond to the message from within 2013. Also the option for to send a text message appeared on the New Items