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mikeci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi All,
I have been unable to sync my outlook contacts and calender. iTunes wants to sync to the apple address book and ical. Is there any way to fix this problem? btw all programs and iphone and ipad have been updated to the latest versions.

Thanks,
Mike

mac pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Not sure if Outlook for the Mac is supported for this yet.

    With Entourage for the Mac, you need to sync the Entourage address book and calendar with Apple's Address Book and iCal, which in turn is what is synced with the iPhone via the iTunes sync process. Entourage includes a setting/option for this which must be selected.

    Does Outlook for the Mac include the same setting as is included with Entourage for syncing the Outlook address book and calendar with Apple's Address Book and iCal?
  • mikeci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Allen,
    I'm not sure if entourage works the same way as outlook. This is my first Mac

    Mike
  • mikeci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I wish I could get someone from apple to weigh in on this.
    Mike
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    This is a user to user help forum only. Apple does not provide direct support or answer any questions here. If you want Apple to weigh in on this, you need to call AppleCare or make an appointment at an Apple store if there is one nearby.

    Is there an option available to sync contacts and calendar events with Outlook for the Mac under the Info tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes? If not, the option is not available which means this is not supported yet. Outlook for the Mac is a new product.

    As already provided, the iPhone supports syncing contacts and calendar events with Entourage which is not direct with Entourage. The iPhone syncs direct with the Address Book and iCal which in turn is kept synced with the Entourage address book and calendar. Outlook for the Mac is just a name change and upgrade for Entourage on the Mac. Entourage includes a preference setting for sync services with Apple's Address Book and iCal, which must be enabled with Entourage. Outlook for the Mac likely includes the same thing.

    Have you visited Microsoft's website for Outlook for the Mac? I'm sure they provide support there or someplace for Outlook for the Mac.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,750 points)
    Right now, support for syncing contacts is only provided. There is no support for syncing calendars. Outlook for Mac 2011 can currently only sync contacts. To start Sync Services, click Sync Services on the Tools menu.
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    The current version of Outlook for Mac 2011 does not include Calendar syncing.

    See this Microsoft Blog post for more information:

    http://blog.officeformac.com/the-download-on-sync-services-in-office-for-mac-201 1/
  • mikeci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks everyone for the comebacks on my question.

    Before I switched over to a mac I had been using office on a windows machine for as long as I can remember. My iPhone / iPad would sync up via iTunes w/o a hitch allowing me to choose which program I wanted to sync. I guess I was just naive to expect the same seamless hookup when I changed over. After the experience I had trying to get office to run at all in the beginning I should have expected more problems and bugs.
    I'll just sit back and wait 'till micro$oft gets off its *** and installs a calendar sync in the preferences.
    Mike
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Alternatively, just use the supplied Apple applications that are designed to sync perfectly with the iPhone. i.e. Mail, Address Book and iCal.

    To be honest, these 3 Apple applications will sync better than Microsoft's ever will.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Agreed.

    I have nothing Microsoft installed on my Mac which I haven't for quite a while now, and I get along just fine.

    Apple's iWork package works just fine and costs only $79 full retail vs whatever Microsoft charges for Office, which is probably at least triple that.
  • mikeci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    when I first got my mac I played w/ cal and the address book but didn't find them as robust as ms office then there was a question of my 2k+ emails I have stored w/ office.
    As far as iworks goes I never looked into it.
    Mike
  • mikeci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hey julian,
    Thanx for the link. Took a while to read through all the posts, man there's a lot of ****** off ppl. out there.
    thanks again'
    Mike
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    MS Office - robust? Perhaps it is on Windows, but the Mac version... It's always been rather clunky.

    Even if/when Microsoft do get around to adding syncing to Outlook, it's still going to have to sync with iCal before it can sync with anything else.

    The golden rule of successful syncing is to keep it as simple as possible. The more programs, steps you bring into the "sync-mix" the more likely data corruption or loss is likely to occur, as fields etc. never exactly match up between different programs from different manufacturers.

    It's easy to transfer emails, especially if they live on a server as modern IMAP enabled email accounts do.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Robust with Outlook must = bloated, with Outlook being the definition of a bloated application along with all other Office apps. No thank you for me along with the significant difference in price between that and iWork, but that is why there is Baskin-Robbins ice cream - 31 flavors.
  • mikeci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Boy, there ain't a lot of love in the room
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