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Google Calendar Syncs With Outlook… But Not Very Well

May 6, 2008

Google Calendar Syncs With Outlook… But Not Very Well – Betaflow

Google Calendar Syncs With Outlook… But Not Very Well

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Posted by Bryan Brannigan

calsyncgif.pngI saw the news today that Google Calendar Sync was released this week and with much excitement I downloaded the utility to give it a try. I have three calendars that I maintain: a professional calendar in Outlook hooked up to corporate Exchange, a professional calendar in iCal on my Mac, and a personal calendar also in iCal. Synchronizing all three calendars with my iPhone has become a challenge which left me to decide which calendar is most important for easy access… I chose my Outlook calendar. But, with Google Calendar Sync I should get the ability to synchronize my Outlook calendar with Google and then automatically download my Google Calendar in to iCal. Problem solved… or so I thought.

After setting up Calendar Sync the first thing I noticed on Google Calendar is that not all of my events showed up. Upon further investigation, 99% of my events didn’t show up. It turns out that Calendar Sync only sent the events that I had created and only the events that didn’t have any other invitees. Oh well, excitement averted. Back to choosing which calendar is most important.
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  1. May 6, 2008 11:45 am

    You might want to give a product we call Connect a try.

    Its a full feature Google and Outlook sync solution. We also have a version for Apple iCal and there is also a 30 Boxes sync option for all those 30 Boxes users out there. We’ve been working closely with Google on this and feel we have a strong solution.

    If you’d like to give it a go feel free to email us and we’ll see what we can set up.

    Cheers,

    -CB

    • 1familyman permalink
      June 23, 2009 12:34 pm

      Things sould be ironed out and running fine by now. Keep in touch. I am a heavy google calendar/Outlook/Plaxo User who hasn’t integrated my blackberry yet. =) Keep up the good work.

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