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  • 45. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    thomasfromrotterdam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was submitting a bug report (https://bugreport.apple.com ) with Apple since I have stability issues with Outlook 2010 and the iCloud plugin.

     

    I haven't figured out what's causing the instability (I'm running a 64 bit version of Outlook) nor has Apple replied.

     

    The issue/bug has the following number (# 10407486 ). You can read the details below.

     

    * Summary:

     

    Current system setup:
    MacBook Pro with OSx Lion
    VMWare Fusion 3+
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Office 2010 32bit SP1 MSO
    Outlook 2010 32 bit SP1 MSO
    iCloud 1.0.1.29
    iCloud Outlook Addin
    Synchonization with Ms Exchange 2003 (default calendar) and separate Calendar for private appointments (as overlay) synchronized with iCloud.

     

    I have installed the iCloud Outlook Addin and noticed the following so far:

     

    1.) One thing that I see all the time when starting up Outlook (and clicking on my Calendar) is the following message: "Preparing calendar for first use"


    2.) I was thinking of copying my private contacts and some private appointments to the iCloud server. I'm ending up seeing my 'work' and 'home' calender next to my current MSExchange Calendar in Outlook 2010. Synchronization seems to work fine : at least it syncs all the private data to my other Macbook and iPhone.


    3.) Outlook has become unstable since I'm using the iCloud addin.

    I'm have some questions about the following:

    1) Is there a way to get rid of that "Preparing calendar ...." message (screenshot above)?
    2) Is Outlook able to remember its last state (ie. the tabs that I was opening when leaving the program)?
    3) Why is Outlook becoming unstable (it's not crashing all the time but it does a few times a week).

    My eventvwr shows the following when Outlook has crashed:

    The program OUTLOOK.EXE version 14.0.6025.1000 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.

    Process ID: 1184
    Start Time: 01cc9cde7a9a052a
    Termination Time: 0
    Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE
    Report Id: 4a0da79b-0969-11e1-b824-00059a3c7a00

     

    * Steps to Reproduce:

    Install the software in the following environment:

    MacBook Pro with OSx Lion
    VMWare Fusion 3+
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Office 2010 32bit SP1 MSO
    Outlook 2010 32 bit SP1 MSO
    iCloud 1.0.1.29
    iCloud Outlook Addin
    Synchonization with Ms Exchange 2003

     

    * Expected Results:

    - Outlook is not showing  "Preparing calendar ...." message every time when starting Outlook
    - iCloud Outlook addin is not making Outlook 2010 unstable.

     

    * Actual Results:

    Outlook 2010 becomes unstable when using the iCloud addin. It crashed sometimes when switching between email and calendar view in Outlook 2010.

     

    * Regression:

    Notes:

    I have found some info on the error:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-office_install/outlo ok-2010-64bit-crashes-on-win7-ultmt-64bit/9ad2e352-9703-4b5f-b857-8c9f57db38ca

  • 46. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    BretonMaitre Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Sjordi's explanation is the best I have seen yet regarding how iCloud's calendar and the Outlook default calendars do not synch.  Instead, iCloud creates additional calendars in Outlook -- additional calendars that never synch with the Outlook default calendar.  This is a huge problem with third party contact management software.  If Apple had allowed synching with the default Outlook calendar, it would have provided a way to wirelessly synch and backup to many third party apps.  So do iCloud "synch" data with Outlook?  Not really.  A better description would be that iCloud data is visible in Outlook. I keep looking to see if Apple or a third party has fixed this problem, but have found no solutions so far.

  • 47. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    güntherfrommünchen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is Apples secret why they have this additional useless structure to synch with iCloud. With iTunes they do it with Outlooks default structure and it works perfect since years. It would be easy for Apple to make iCloud synch like iTunes synch in terms of Outllok access. I think they have no clue what consumers want and are ignorant. This is what makes me hesitating using their products.

  • 48. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    thomasfromrotterdam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well in general I think that Apple DOES know what consumers wants. Their products and software are extremely populair among consumers. That's why it frustrates (or maybe I should say surprises) me even more that this issue still hasn't been fixed yet.

     

    Now that Apple has developed a kind of third party plugin that should integrate their product/service with a product from another vendor, the stability/usability suddenly s***ks.  I did a fair amount of research on the error and, yes, I also've updated the iCloud software one time. Still no improvements.

     

    I'm a big Apple fan and prefer to use Mac software as much as possible but I do need to run Windows programs as well. The Windows version of Outlook is one of them so please Apple, fix this or give us a work around,,,

  • 49. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    roycemac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have outlook 2010 on my PC, and I use a BB phone and an Ipad in the field.

    The work-a-round that I have come up with to sync contacts and calendars is to dump the BB phone and get an Iphone.

    Then the Icloud will sync contacts and calendars across all 3 devices.  I ignore the default "My Calendar" and  Default "Contacts" in outlook completely.

     

    We really can't blame Apple as they are not interested in interfacing with Microsoft.

    We really can't blame Microsoft because, well, their stuff never really works quite right for years after release.

    Blackberry (RIM) is so behind the technology that they can't really even sit at the table and cannot be held responsible for anything they do anymore.

     

    I have found the Icloud to be very reliable.

    I use a Microsft Exchange for my business email system because I need to sync not only across devices but across multiple users.

     

    I would change my PC to a MAC if replacing all the windows software I use wasn't so expensive.

  • 50. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    güntherfrommünchen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Outlook ist the best Email Client available. Apple cannot ignore it. In iTunes Apple did a proper integration of Outlook. With iCloud they missed it fully. It is not about quality or reliability. It is a complete design error of Apple. I use Google synch again. I don´t like it much but it works by design. Apples iCloud is not working by design.

  • 51. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    güntherfrommünchen wrote:

     

    Outlook ist the best Email Client available. Apple cannot ignore it. In iTunes Apple did a proper integration of Outlook. With iCloud they missed it fully. It is not about quality or reliability. It is a complete design error of Apple. I use Google synch again. I don´t like it much but it works by design. Apples iCloud is not working by design.

    I disagree, unless used with an Exchange account Outlook is the worst, least compatible overpriced mail client in existence. Anything is better than Ouutlook and an imap account.

  • 52. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    güntherfrommünchen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Then please tell me your better email client in synch w/ iCloud/iPhone and/or iTunes including contacts, calendar and notes.

  • 53. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    EMClient, full support for all modern standards, including Webdav (the system iCloud uses), it is what Outlook should be, and isn't.

  • 54. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    güntherfrommünchen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How is the synch of EMClient w/ iCloud working?

  • 55. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    iCloud is not a sync system, it is a Dav subscription (except for the mail which is an iMap system) you subscribe to the services offered and your client pushes changes to the server.

     

    It works extremely well.

  • 56. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    YoYo2506 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank god I read this post before starting to use iCloud....after reading it I completely abandoned the idea...at least until there will be improvements in the way it works with outlook (mainly default calendar and contacts...)

     

    Thank you for this info guys...you saved me a lot of time and headache I guess...

     

    Do you think they will improve it soon????

     

    YoYo

  • 57. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    YoYo2506 wrote:

     

    Thank god I read this post before starting to use iCloud....after reading it I completely abandoned the idea...at least until there will be improvements in the way it works with outlook (mainly default calendar and contacts...)

     

    Thank you for this info guys...you saved me a lot of time and headache I guess...

     

    Do you think they will improve it soon????

     

    YoYo

    Microsoft? maybe but it may take a while.

  • 58. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    thomasfromrotterdam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My bug report is open since January 23.  No reply from Apple yet.

  • 59. Re: Outlook 2010 SP1 Sync with the iCloud
    YoYo2506 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not Microsoft....this time its not a Microsoft problem but an Apple one.

     

    Since I work at home and work with Outlook but I also use Gmail, I can tell you what I decided to do...so I have a Google account that is set both on my iPhone 4 and iPad with Google Moblie Sync which is like an Exchange account... I bought a software called gSyncit...its about 20$ and it syncs my Outlook (which is my default email, calendar and contacts software both for work and praivte use) with my Google Account and it works just AMAZIMG....now I bought it a few months ago, well before I had my iPhone and iPad....but, you can configure your Google Calendar to be your Calendar on iPhone/iPad and sync with it . Now I have all my Calenders synced so when I add an event in my Outlook it syncs with my Google Calendar and my Google Calendar syncs with my iphone/ipad Calender (through the exchange)....I know it might seem inafficiant but it actually works amazing!!! and its but better then iCloud...for me at least....the Google Mobile Sync can be found here http://www.google.com/mobile/sync/

     

    YoYo