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  • Google Calendar has launched built-in Sync to Outlook calendar

    ...and mine are syncing for the first time as we speak....

    I'll let you know if it seems to function well, or not.

  • #2
    I'm curious as to how you would use this - why do you need both outlook calendar and google calendar? In order to sync you will need an active internet connection, so for people who cannot access the internet on their outlook computer, this feature is useless. For those who do have internet access, it just seems like unnecessary duplication because they can already access GC.

    Unless this synched mail, to-dos, etc., I don't see the point. Maybe I'm just missing something?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lmw View Post
      For those who do have internet access, it just seems like unnecessary duplication because they can already access GC.
      Except when its down. Or otherwise unavailable (as when traveling). Or when something goes wrong locally and you need access to a free Internet back up.

      Other than that, yeah. Its totally unnecessary.

      Tom S.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tom Shannon View Post
        Except when its down. Or otherwise unavailable (as when traveling). Or when something goes wrong locally and you need access to a free Internet back up.

        Other than that, yeah. Its totally unnecessary.

        Tom S.
        Good point

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lmw View Post
          I'm curious as to how you would use this - why do you need both outlook calendar and google calendar?
          • I use Google Calendar because I'm not the only one who manages what gets put on it (receptionist sets most of my appointments)
          • I want ubiquitous access to my calendar
          • The internet is not ubiquitous
          • I sync my Palm (NOT internet connected) to Outlook
          • Now with Google Calendar to Outlook Sync, I can have my calendar available on my Palm (yes, there may always be a margin of out-of-dateness since last sync)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lmw View Post
            I'm curious as to how you would use this - why do you need both outlook calendar and google calendar?
            I've also seen a number of people talk about running separate work (Outlook) and personal (Google) calendars because of either preference (no personal data on work server) or more often workplace security.

            Seems to me many people would benefit from being able to sync their calendar commitments from work (which they can't see anywhere else potentially) with a Google calendar containing all their other commitments that can be viewed anywhere (and that could be subsequently synchronised with another instance of Outlook outside of work if internet access isn't constant).

            Particularly handy for those who choose to do their weekly review over the weekend.

            Simon

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            • #7
              Iīve gone into my google calender but canīt see how I can synchronise. How do you do it? Iīm in the UK. Is this facility given internationally?

              I agree it could be useful for those of us who want to add our work outlook appointments to our social ones on our home/google calender. But would it be possible to do this without the social appointments going on to my work calender. I don't want appointments to 'ring my doctor', or job interviews getting on to my shared work calender. Usually a sync is a two way process.

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              • #8
                Major Google Calender sync problems

                Long story short...

                Google Sync isn't yet a robust 2-way sync. The real kicker is, that now that I've un-installed the sync .exe file, I can no longer make any changes to my online Google Calender. Needless to say, my whole hard landscape is stored there, and I'm scrambling for an alternative. So much for jumping into the beta with both feet.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tominperu View Post
                  Iīve gone into my google calender but canīt see how I can synchronise. How do you do it? Iīm in the UK. Is this facility given internationally?

                  I agree it could be useful for those of us who want to add our work outlook appointments to our social ones on our home/google calender. But would it be possible to do this without the social appointments going on to my work calender. I don't want appointments to 'ring my doctor', or job interviews getting on to my shared work calender. Usually a sync is a two way process.
                  I'm in Australia and it was there when I opened up my calendar. And yes you can sync one way in either direction or both ways.

                  Simon

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                  • #10
                    Itīs great it can be only one way. Does that actually mean that appointments on the target calender are not erased if they arenīt on the calender sending the appointments? I guess it does.

                    I found a link to download the sync, and with instructions to make it work.

                    And it's worked on a two way sync! This could be a great tool! Iīll try out the one way sync from my Outlook work calender at work on Monday, if I can persuade the company to let my download it.

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                    • #11
                      Hereīs a link

                      http://www.topdrawerdownloads.com/download/105031

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