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Nov 13, 2012 12:54 AM

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE:

iMac running OS X (10.8.2) - Mountain Lion

iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.1

Outlook for Mac 2011 (14.2.4)

 

THIS IS WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO:

sync my calendars and contacts between my iPhone & my iMac

 

BUT...

I really do like Outlook for Mac 2011 and would RATHER NOT run separate applications (Calendar & Contacts). But it appears that Outlook for Mac does not support syncing via iCloud. Is there another alternative method to sync my contacts and calendar appointments? Another application that would work like Outlook? It does not have to be iCloud compatiable either.

 

Can I have Outlook for Mac 2011 sync to Calendar on my desktop and then have Calendar sync to my iPhone? The same with my contacts: can I have Outlook for Mac 2011 sync to Contacts on my desktop and then have Contacts sync to my iPhone?

 

Also, at one point I did happen to sync my contacts and calendar appointments between my desktop and my iPhone - how in the world did I do that?? But now it seems that if I add an appointment in Outlook's calendar via my desktop it does not sync with my iPhone. This holds true if I iCloud enabled or if I disable it. As well as if in iTunes, I have "Back up to iCloud" checked or if I have "Back up to this computer" checked. Why did it to it in the first place but not now??

 

 

This is so *@#&! fustrating!

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to kathy01)

    Outlook 2011 for Mac is not compatible with iCloud, your answer is no.

     

    Apples own applications (contacts/calendars etc) are compatible, so if you use them your answer becomes yes.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:17 AM (in response to kathy01)

    There is no such application, Soho Organizer ($99) will deal with contacts and calendars but not email.

     

    Microsoft elected to not make Outlook 2011 compatible, even though Outlook 2010 is, direct your complaint at them.

     

    As for what changed? iCloud is new and has never synchronized Outllo calendars, so you were using a different service (Google/Mobile Me etc)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 5:28 AM (in response to kathy01)

    When you were using Entourage you were using Mobile Me rather than iCloud, Mobile Me is gone so if you went back to Entourage it would not sync.

     

    Microsofts produucts for Mac are not compatible wth iCloud (other than email) so you can't use them together, that's about as simple as I can make it.

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