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nichu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I believe iCloud doesn't sync with Office for Mac 2011. I could make the syncservice to sync my outlook for mac 2011 data with ical. But it is saved on a local calendar (on my mac) than on icloud. so the changes I make on outlook comes on my ical, not on iCloud. any help??

  • James Dempsey Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    iCloud only supports Apple apps at this time. Future versions of 3rd party applications may or may not support iCloud sync - but it's probably up to that manufacturer to implement it, if Apple even lets them.

  • nichu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    but apple says iCloud supports outlook as well?? (it may be outlook for windows since outlook for mac is not)

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Outlook for Windows is supported for Windows users, not Mac.

     

    Microsoft haven't yet bothered to add support for the industry standard CalDAV protocol that iCloud uses in Mac Outlook.

  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,670 points)

    Apple supports Windows Users far better then Mac Users, regarding this iCloud thing.

     

    Vista and Win7 and Outlook 07 and 10  vs ONLY Lion and ONLY Apple Built in Apps.

     

    Leaves a extremely disturbing bad taste in my mouth.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Maybe, but Apple don't provide dedicated, native, integrated email, contacts and calendar clients that are 100% compatible with iCloud for Windows users, do they? Windows users have to make do with Outlook, which isn't free either.

     

    Why would Apple spend time trying to support third-party Mac software (that even their developers don't support properly) when all Macs come with 100% compatible applications anyway?

     

    It should be Microsoft's responsibility to add support for the industry standard, cross platform sync protocols iCloud uses in its Mac products.

     

    Other third-party Mac software developers support iCloud (like BusyCal) - why not Microsoft with Office for Mac?

     

    I do think Apple should support Snow Leopard in iCloud though.

  • nichu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so we can wait for an update for the outlook for mac 2001! but I bought this only for task and sync. I live in Tasks and can't imagine a world without Task management.

     

    whatever task i update on outlook syncs with ical quickly. but if i make a change on ical, then the formating is gone

  • manix7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A possible work around until such an update (if indeed there is one?) is to use a dropbox account to sync all your files. Not sure if it will work as I'm not really an outlook fan and don't use ical too much. I am a heavy user of word, powerpoint & excel (Mac office 2011) and use my dropbox to keep everything synced. Worth a mention!?

  • pudensvivit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am flabbergasted.  I have Mac Office 2011 with several client exchange emails.  When I enabled iCloud, I assumed it would copy the calender - not destroy the existing calendar entries.  Once I disabled iCloud, the calendar events are still gone from my Outlook. This is the most severe data loss I have encountered from Apple to date.

  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,670 points)

    pudensvivit wrote:

     

    I am flabbergasted.  I have Mac Office 2011 with several client exchange emails.  When I enabled iCloud, I assumed it would copy the calender - not destroy the existing calendar entries.  Once I disabled iCloud, the calendar events are still gone from my Outlook. This is the most severe data loss I have encountered from Apple to date.

    That's why Apple publishes "minimum System Requirements". No word there that you can use Outlook on a Mac. So you have done something unsupported and therefore nobody is to blame but you alone.

  • nichu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dropbox doesn't support calendars and reminders.

  • nichu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Outlook for Mac 2011 syncs data with the syncservices which enables the same data synced with iCal on your Mac. Outlook doesn't support iCloud. If you see your outlook data on iCloud, it is becuase of the syncservices and iCal. the data has got merged.

     

    now if you make any changes on outlook, it comes on your iCal as well, but not on iCloud. becuase iCal consideres the outlook data as the data on your local Mac and doens't care to sync with iCloud.

     

    iCloud is useless for people like me who rely on Outlook for Mac! untill Outlook supports a direct sync.

  • pboomerx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My Outlook for Mac 2011 also got its calendar wiped out when I enabled ICal.

    Outlook is an industry standard tool. That they did not test it or tested it and decided to be silent is not a good policy, in my view.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Outlook is an industry standard tool.

     

    Really? Then why doesn't it support the industry standard syncing protocols that iCloud uses - namely CalDAV (for calendars) and CardDAV (for contacts).

     

    As Outlook for Mac doesn't support CalDAV and CardDAV there is nothing for Apple to test.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    Sjazbec wrote:

     

    Apple supports Windows Users far better then Mac Users, regarding this iCloud thing.

     

    Vista and Win7 and Outlook 07 and 10  vs ONLY Lion and ONLY Apple Built in Apps.

     

    Leaves a extremely disturbing bad taste in my mouth.

    Microsoft chose not to support CalDav, Apple had nothing to do with it.

     

    Outlook for Mac *****, it is a good thing that it doesn't work very well with Apples systems, maybe that will save a few people who might have bought it.

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