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Ical sync between boss and assistant- help!

2312 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2009 6:02 AM by bellanaples.com RSS
newmaccie Calculating status...
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Nov 17, 2009 9:40 PM
Can anybody tell me how to sync my boss's calendar with my own, so that I can update her calendar for her and see her changes?
Ideally I would like it to sync up with my Blackberry bold, but if not just my mac laptop will do.

Thank you thank you!!!!
macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Robert Borley Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Nov 22, 2009 2:30 PM (in response to newmaccie)
    This question seems to come up time and again and just gets ignored. It makes me think either nobody knows the answer, which I find incredible, or that nobody understands the question which I thinkis simple. I also can't believe that Apple haven't catered for this. After all, they have designed a calendar that syncs over the air to multiple devices via MobileMe, but can't do the same between, boss and assistant, husband and wife, parent and child?????

    If noone understands the question or even if someone knows why this question never gets answered, prey tell us.

    Living in hope...
    iMac intel, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone 3GS 16GB, macbook
  • jinniferb Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Nov 24, 2009 9:11 AM (in response to newmaccie)
    Is the calendar hosted on a caldav server? If so, you can set read/write delegations between users.

    Message was edited by: jinniferb
    iphone 1st gen, iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • Robert Borley Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Nov 25, 2009 3:34 PM (in response to jinniferb)
    Mine isn't on a CALDAV server (what is a caldav server by the way?).

    I have a MobileME subscription, but my wife doesn't.
    iMac intel, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone 3GS 16GB, macbook
  • David Kalmusky Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2009 1:06 PM (in response to Robert Borley)
    This has always been a MUCH needed feature of iCal - where a Staff, or all Admin in a group can subscribe to, edit, change, and sync to a "Master iCal" regardless of their individual Mobile Me Account.

    The closest thing there is right now, is Google Calendar which I tried years ago, and it got messy. But I may try again, see if the userbase's feedback made it any more effective.

    http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=99358#ical

    I want my assistant to book appointments for me, and put them on My calendar at the same time I want to be able to add events, so at a glimpse she can see when I'm available - we;ve been "Subscribing to each others calendars" for the time being, using 2 separate calendars to accomplish this same goal.

    All Apple needs to do, for Mobile me, is create a CalDav service (I'd pay extra for it) as part of the Mobile Me package "Create Group Calendar" with a "Set Admins" checkbox

    I'm actually amazed this hasn't been done, this functionality we're all chatting about, is easily the MOST requested feature, asked for, in iCal development.

    Anyone gets that Google thing running with their iCal really smoothly - let us know.
    11 Macs, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • sbarkley Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2009 5:15 PM (in response to David Kalmusky)
    While we wait for the next version of iCal to fix this, there is a nice little app that seems to do the job, BusySync. (at BusyMac.com).
    It syncs iCal across users on the same computer, as well as computers across the same network. It also syncs to Google calendar, so your calendar on your mac will automatically be copied to Google calendar, and from there can be sync'd to macs outside the network. This was exactly what we needed. I'm in the midst of a 30 day free trial, and so far, so good. Works as an item on your System Preferences Pane.
    Give it a try; I think it is the solution to keeping iCal, and being able to share calendars.
    IMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Robert Borley Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Nov 29, 2009 4:45 AM (in response to sbarkley)
    Thanks for clearing this up for me. Now I understand that iCal just doesn't do this.

    Sorry to newmaccie for hijacking your post!

    My wife doesn't use MobileMe, so for now I've just set-up her mac to sync with my MobileMe account and checked iCal sync only, so we can now collaborate on each others calendars. Works quite well as long as you are not accessing the same appointments at the same time (not happened yet so I don't know what will happen there - but the guy at the Apple store thinks it wont be a problem).

    I'm off to the MobileMe forum to find out if a family membership of MobileMe will allow shared collaboration of calendars (I'm not convinced). I'm not ready to go for a Macmini server and all the hassle of getting it set-up at work just to solve this problem.

    Thanks once again to all who replied here. I didn't get one response from my own posts on this topic?!!

    I'd quite like to do the same with address book contacts, but i don't fancy having all my wife's contacts on my iPhone!! However, she is much better than I at keeping many of our friends and families contact details up-to-date (especially at this time of year). I am better on some of them, but mainly on the essential household service contacts.

    I may make a post on this too, but will probably not get a response!

    Message was edited by: Robert Borley
    iMac intel, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone 3GS 16GB, macbook
  • bellanaples.com Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2009 6:02 AM (in response to newmaccie)
    I use Bento on Iphone and all macs with mobile me. This keeps contacts and all calendars in synch.
    mac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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