OK, so in my last blog posted I talked about an annoying problem with setting up contacts with the iPhone and Exchange 2010 and while the work around I posted hid a lot of unnecessary contacts they are still actually on the device. This causes a problem for a lot of my mobile users as a number of them sync their contacts via blue tooth with their in car systems.
The first time I had one of them do this they reported that they had 1000+ contacts listed on their in car system.
A previous work around I had used for the BlackBerry was to move all the contacts to a secondary address book and then have them store only telephone numbers in their main 'Contacts' address book within Outlook. On the iPhone this doesn't work.
So here's how I solved this problem (or at least this is my work around)
Within Outlook export all the contacts from the address book to a CSV file.
Go to GMail and import the CSV
From GMail export the contacts to a vCard format.
Go to iCloud and import the vCard
Now setup your iPhone to only sync contacts from iCloud and not Exchange.
Seems a little messy really, Apple should really come up with a fix for this, as when my users add new contacts they will need to do it via the device/iCloud and then also in Outlook.