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858 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2006 8:37 PM by chungcho
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2006 5:50 PM (in response to Sevenfish)I am having the same sort of issue. If I create an time event in ical and I open the event in outlook the time of the event in outlook is off by 8 hours in the future even though the body of the message that outlook sees has the right time. For some reason ical is adding on 8 hours, I have checked the time preferences in ical and its set to use time zones. I am running the latest 10.4.7 software.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2006 11:12 AM (in response to Sevenfish)I'd really be interested in this question too. I work at an office that runs MS Outlook, wondering if either could be "synced" to my Macbook.
LindsayMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 2GHz Intel/2GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2006 3:25 PM (in response to Sevenfish)The latest versions of Entourage—the rough Outlook equivalent for Mac OS X users—are Sync Services compatible. This means that you can synchronize Entourage data with iCal, and exchange it with Outlook users using and Exchange Server.
Here is a link to an overview of Entourage and Sync Services:
Lots of specific issues regarding Entourage synchronization are addressed here:
http://www.entourage.mvps.org/faqtopic/syncservices.htmlPowerBook G4 12 867 MHz 640 meg 40 gig SuperDrive, Mac OS X (10.4.7), coupled with a Palm Treo 600 on the T-Mobile network
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2006 1:28 PM (in response to Sevenfish)It's nice to see some sort of work around but I want a simple way of doing this. I hope that this will be forthcoming.powerbook, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2006 7:04 AM (in response to Sevenfish)I have a solution to this which works effectively for me. I use Google Calendars. These are compatible with both ical and outlook, and import and export both kinds of file. I have to use Windows XP at work (no choice) but want my outlook work calendar on my ical so I can transfer it readily to my mobile phone, ipod, and have it published by ical for online checking. Here's what I do:
1. At the end of every week I export my outlook calendar to a csv file.
2. I open up my Google calendar and import the file.
3. I then get google calendar to export the freshly created calendar as an ical file, and stick it straight in my idisk documents folder.
4. I get home and get the file out of my idisk. I delete my work caledar on ical and replace it by importing the ical file from google (this is the closest I get to synching - the new file will have the changes from the week). Next week I'l delete this ical calendar and replace it with the latest (If I import the new outlook file into hte extant ical calendar, I'd get duplicate events).
Hope this works for you
This doesn't take much time, and does the trick just fine. I've had no trouble with event conversions, but those who use some of the finer attributes of outlook may find this inapproriate.
imac Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2006 1:12 PM (in response to Sevenfish)If your company is using an Exchange server you could use Groupcal:
I've not used it myself as I use Entourage 2004. The downside to it is the price ($55 currently).
Beyond Groupcal and Entourage's sync services, I haven't found anything else.
Powerbook G4 1.5 GHz Mac OS X (10.4.7) 1.5 GB Ram
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2006 8:37 PM (in response to Sevenfish)IF your company don't have an exchange server.
Just to get XC Connect. It can be installed on the PC of your company or your mac even on an linux PC. and mac user, outlook user, linux user can sync contact and calendar much more cheap than a exchange server.MBP 15.4", Mac OS X (10.4.7), 60GB iPod + airport express + sony ericsson M600i