Just to save you the pain that I (and I assume others are going through) currently I have only been able to find one application (CompanionLink) which costs $49 which adequately synchronizes directly between Outlook and my Android phone - and even then you have to syncronize first with a database that CompanionLink installs and then on the phone synchronize that database with your Android contacts. I have found other third party apps to be unstable or quirky. (P.S. I do not work nor do I know anyone at CompanionLink) The general solution - and the one described in this thread - involves synchronizing your Outlook with a third party "cloud" location such as Gmail contacts or Hotmail contacts and then synchronizing from that location down to your phone. As Android is made by Google - they really want you to set up a Gmail account and utilize their contacts, calendars, etc. which are no where near as comprehensive as Outlook. I use my phone for business purposes and need all the information in Outlook - not just one or two phone numbers and an email (exagerating here - but not by much). Therefore - I am advising anyone that truly wants all the details that they have in their Outlook Contacts and Calendar to think long and hard if the benefits of the Android O/S is worth losing a lot of the detail you have in Outlook. This is the decision to make...hope this is helpful.