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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,320 points)

    Branden Williams wrote:

     

    Yup. Worked great with MobileMe and Outlook 2011. iCloud breaks this in Outlook.

    You're not going to be able to do this unless you copy the contacts from one account to the other, and they will not stay in 'sync' you'll have to update manually as needed.

     

    Use Apple Mail, Address Book and iCal, they work with Exchange and iCloud.

  • btshat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The answer is on Microsofts website:

     

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macoutlook/is-outlook -for-mac-2011-compatible-with-icloud/9a707646-0fdb-404d-87a8-babc3b3eaa6d

     

    Outlook 2011 is not compatible with icloud, but go to this web link and click the feature suggetion link to suggest microsoft add this feature to future outlook 2011 updates.  The more the better, thanks!

  • a.bigi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same story here. I just left a feedback about it at Microsoft. Hope they'll get it fixed soon...

  • Norm Shea Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    The syncing situation, at least for the Address Book,  is really all with Apple.  The "All on My Mac" data set in the Address Book synchronizes fine with Entourage Contacts.  I can edit that set of Address Book contacts  and have the changes  appear in Entourage Contacts and vica versa.  The issue then is that there is no way to synchonize / merge / combine the "All on My Mac" and "All iCloud" data sets even though they are IN THE SAME PROGRAM, the Address Book.  That seems odd to me and I wouldn't think would be that hard to implement.

     

    Norm

  • btshat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That would be one way to resolve it, but oultooks sync feature only allows you to select the "On My Mac" Data source, and could be resolved thru outlook as well if they would simply allow you to select icloud data as the source.

  • Norm Shea Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Yes, that I guess would be nice, but why wouldn't you want your two contact lists in the Apple Address Book to be synced?

     

    Norm

  • btshat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Because you can merge the two and only have one, the iCloud one. Then if outlook would sync with the iCloud database, there would be only one and would be less messy than having two databases syncing with each other.

  • Norm Shea Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Is it possible to merge the two "All on My Mac" and "All iCloud" into one?  That's what I've been trying to do with no luck.

     

    Norm

  • btshat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. Mine merged into one database. If you already have iCloud setup, you might have to turn it off, tell it not to sync anymore. Then turn it back on. When you do it should ask you if you want to merge your data, select yes and iCloud will become the default and the old on my Mac database should be removed... It was on my Mac. I selected no the first time and had both, and like you only wanted one. I'd backup your data before doing any of this, sometime data merges can go bad.

  • NatalieBark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi guys,

     

    There was also a discussion on the matter here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3313274?start=15&tstart=0

     

    I tried syncing between Outlook > Ical & Address book and ICloud. Did all what was described in the post above, created a great mess of duplicated contacts etc... After cleaning the mess back to the old type of syncing the phone with computer - just via the cable. Today there's new release of the Office - any improvements to our problem? I can't figure out, when I contacted Microsoft help back in December last year they said that the issue will be possibly fixed in new release...

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,320 points)

    Norm Shea wrote:

     

    Is it possible to merge the two "All on My Mac" and "All iCloud" into one?  That's what I've been trying to do with no luck.

     

    Norm

    Select the content of one and copy it to the other

  • Mitchell Smith Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    The only approach which has worked for us is to go into Address Book preferences and change your Default Account to whichever you prefer, iCloud or On My Mac.

     

    From the All Contacts screen, note the total number of cards at the bottom of the left pane. Then, select all your cards and export them as vCard from the File menu in Address Book.

     

    I would suggest testing the vCard file before you proceed. Copy the vCard file into Shared in Users, and then create a new account on your Mac. Try importing your vCard file into that new account to make sure the file is intact BEFORE you wipe out the contents of your Address Book. Did you get the same number of cards imported as you saw in your All Contacts page of Address Book?

     

    If all the records imported successfully, then log back into your own account, delete all your cards in Address Book, and import your vCard file. All the cards will now be on either iCloud, or On My Mac, depending on how you configured the Default Account.

     

    As always, I would suggest having a good backup before you attempt any of this.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,320 points)

    Mitchell Smith wrote:

     

    The only approach which has worked for us is to go into Address Book preferences and change your Default Account to whichever you prefer, iCloud or On My Mac.

     

    From the All Contacts screen, note the total number of cards at the bottom of the left pane. Then, select all your cards and export them as vCard from the File menu in Address Book.

     

    I would suggest testing the vCard file before you proceed. Copy the vCard file into Shared in Users, and then create a new account on your Mac. Try importing your vCard file into that new account to make sure the file is intact BEFORE you wipe out the contents of your Address Book. Did you get the same number of cards imported as you saw in your All Contacts page of Address Book?

     

    If all the records imported successfully, then log back into your own account, delete all your cards in Address Book, and import your vCard file. All the cards will now be on either iCloud, or On My Mac, depending on how you configured the Default Account.

     

    As always, I would suggest having a good backup before you attempt any of this.

    ?

     

    Who did you intend to reply to?

     

    And I advise others not to follow this slightly erratic advice.

  • Mitchell Smith Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    I meant to reply to YOU, because you didn't explain how one might actually "select the content of one and copy it to the other."

     

    If someone were to follow your advice, they would end up with duplicate cards, which doesn't appear to be what Mr. Shea was seeking.

     

    By the way, I'm an Apple Certfiied System Administrator. My advice WORKS because I've done it for several clients moving to iCloud. So, what certification(s) do YOU hold from Apple?

  • Mitchell Smith Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    If you are using Exchange accounts residing on a Kerio Connect mail server, you should not install the Office 2011 14.2.0 update, as it will break the synchronization.

     

    Judging by the amount of calls Microsoft Office for Mac support has been getting since the update came out (>1 hour on hold to speak to an agent), I would suggest you hold off on updating in any event. It might work just fine for you, but why not let MS sort out the issues first?

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