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ICloud not syncing with Outlook 2011 using Lion

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tamanacoazur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 15, 2011 3:35 AM

My problem is bizarre and the more I seem to troubleshoot the worse it gets.  Since I only just bought my MacBook Pro, Lion was already installed.  I had an old MacBook and the transition was seemless until ICloud came along yesterday morning.  I signed up of course, as I knew I would eventually be forced to anyway and transitioned from MeMobile.  Now I have problems.  No sync between my Outlook 2011 and Address Book and ICloud.  I have been trying to find a solution and have tried the following:

 

1. Deleted all the contacts in Address Book and reimported them from Outlook.  This worked fine and Address Book synced with ICloud.  However, when I made changes in Outlook, they would not sync with Address Book and thus not sync with ICloud.  The reverse was also true, i.e. changes and additions in ICloud or Address Book do not sync with Outlook.

 

2. I shut down my computer and restarted.  Then I reset the sync services.  The result: All my Outlook Categories and Contacts appeared in Address Book along with all the contacts in ICloud.  When I click on all contacts, I get duplicates of course.  The interesting thing though is the contacts in "All on My Mac" tab in Address Book do not match those in ICloud and ICloud won't sync between the two.  So as a result, the problem above persists.  I still do not get any syncing between Outlook and ICloud/Address Book.  (This by the way was the case before I deleted everything from Address Book and imported everthing from Outlook......so I am exactly in the same place I was before I started troubleshooting........going in circles at this point in time).

 

By the way, everything works fine for e-mails.  However similar problem with ICal which has also doubled up on all info which was in ICloud and Outlook. I had a memobile account previous so ICloud just imported all that info I assume.  Also, everthing works fine between my IPhone and ICloud.  This is clearly an Outlook/Address Book Syncing problem.

 

Any suggestions???

MacBook Pro, iOS 5, Outlook 2011 and Address Book
  • ricava Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2011 3:51 PM (in response to tamanacoazur)

    Excellente discription....exact as mine

    Hope Apple work on it.

  • In the Same Boat Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2011 9:41 PM (in response to ricava)

    Add me to the list. I failed at the delete and re-import stage. The import of data does not sync. It as if the data I'm importing is living outside the iCloud environment.

  • Durrian1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2011 9:20 AM (in response to tamanacoazur)

    Add me to the list. I am using Ipad, IMac, MacBook Pro and Iphone and they are all failing to link up. Perhaps the Apple ICloud server is overloaded if everybody is coming on board

  • ricava Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:54 PM (in response to tamanacoazur)

    I think I got why..... openning Ical calendars it shows 3 classes of Icals....ON MY MAC - ICLOUD - SUBSCRIPTIONS....I'd say that ICLOUD syncs ICLOUD and ON MY MAC syncs ENTOURAGE.....this path must be corrected......

  • ricava Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 10:33 AM (in response to tamanacoazur)

    I'll can get there through ICLOUD.......go Ical main screen and hit "calendar" bottom U'll see what I said...

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 11:55 AM (in response to tamanacoazur)

    tamanacoazur wrote:

     

    My problem is bizarre and the more I seem to troubleshoot the worse it gets.  Since I only just bought my MacBook Pro, Lion was already installed.  I had an old MacBook and the transition was seemless until ICloud came along yesterday morning.  I signed up of course, as I knew I would eventually be forced to anyway and transitioned from MeMobile.  Now I have problems.  No sync between my Outlook 2011 and Address Book and ICloud.  I have been trying to find a solution and have tried the following:

     

    1. Deleted all the contacts in Address Book and reimported them from Outlook.  This worked fine and Address Book synced with ICloud.  However, when I made changes in Outlook, they would not sync with Address Book and thus not sync with ICloud.  The reverse was also true, i.e. changes and additions in ICloud or Address Book do not sync with Outlook.

     

    2. I shut down my computer and restarted.  Then I reset the sync services.  The result: All my Outlook Categories and Contacts appeared in Address Book along with all the contacts in ICloud.  When I click on all contacts, I get duplicates of course.  The interesting thing though is the contacts in "All on My Mac" tab in Address Book do not match those in ICloud and ICloud won't sync between the two.  So as a result, the problem above persists.  I still do not get any syncing between Outlook and ICloud/Address Book.  (This by the way was the case before I deleted everything from Address Book and imported everthing from Outlook......so I am exactly in the same place I was before I started troubleshooting........going in circles at this point in time).

     

    By the way, everything works fine for e-mails.  However similar problem with ICal which has also doubled up on all info which was in ICloud and Outlook. I had a memobile account previous so ICloud just imported all that info I assume.  Also, everthing works fine between my IPhone and ICloud.  This is clearly an Outlook/Address Book Syncing problem.

     

    Any suggestions???

     

    iCloud does not use Apple sync services and Outlook for Mac is not compatible with iCloud, but you should be able to get the mail working.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 11:56 AM (in response to tamanacoazur)

    tamanacoazur wrote:

     

    Gee thanks for that response......not very helpful I am afraid.  Thank you all the geniuses at Apple and MicroSoft!  What's good about ICloud if it is not SEAMLESS!

    I'm just an Apple user trying to help you, well not any more seeing as how you are not very polite.

  • TonyK2 Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2011 11:11 AM (in response to tamanacoazur)

    Simply turn off secure password.

  • andredelta Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2011 3:17 PM (in response to tamanacoazur)

    Had a conversation with Apple support, as I couldn't sync my Mac with iphone. Only after that I realized that icloud creates a icloud entry into ical as well as the address book - to have everyhting synchronized, every new entry in the ical has to be placed into the icloud section. Same witht eh callendar. In other words, for anyone using Outlook 2011 like me for business, has to con tinue to sync using itunes... icloud is useless for that. Not being a programmer, I don't understand why Apple created icloud this way...

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