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  1. ship69

    ship69 Well-Known Member
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    Hi

    How can I get calendar entries on my Outlook to appear on my Galaxy Note 2 phone?

    I am using:
    - MS Outlook 2010
    - MS Exchange 2007 (for work)
    - Galaxy Note 2 (running Android 4.4.2)

    On my phone I can see *emails* from MS Exchange but not calendar entries!

    On my previous PC I had Google's old utility (ActiveSync?) to sync Outlook with Gmail has been deprecated.

    To summarize, I simply need to get my Outlook2010 calendar entries to appear on my phone. I imagine this could be done using the following paths:

    a) Via: my PC ==> Exchange on the Server ==> my phone (using a VPN??)

    b) Via: my PC ==> my phone

    c) Via: my PC ==> Google calendar ==> my phone

    If I do the following on my Galaxy Note 2:
    Settings > Accounts > Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync > Accounts > [long click on my account name], then I see a list of:
    - Sync Calendar
    - Sync Contacts
    - Sync Email
    - Sync Tasts
    ...} all of which are ticked. And if I click "Sync now", then the "Last synced date and time gets updated.

    But the problem is that although my emails on Outlook are getting through fine, calendar entries on Outlook are not getting through to my the calendar(s) on my phone.

    I have tried various calendar apps e.g.
    - S Planner,
    - Cal,
    - "Week Calendar" [which I have now uninstalled and can no longer find],
    - Calendar (from Google).
    ...but on all these apps I have the same problem: i.e. that even though I am setting all the calendars on my phone to be displayed, and even though I am ticking them and clicking Sync... the data is failing to get through!

    As far as I can see, Google has stopped supporting ActiveSync and is instead supporting something called "CalDAV" but I can't see how to use it.

    I am getting desperate and I don't really care if I have to use Google Calendar or not... but how (the heck) can I get my outlook calendar entries to appear somehow one my phone??

    Many thanks

    J


    P.S. I have started a new thread because the last thread (which I started a couple of months back) was for a previous version of Android and was getting messy.
     

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  2. Prepaidguy9081

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    I belive there is a way to sync ms callender events to your microsoft account. And likewise can link callender to your microsoft account.

    I dont use ms anything like that. So this is the best I can give you.

    I think I remember reading about this issue like last year or somthing.
     
  3. ship69

    ship69 Well-Known Member
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    Do you mean something to do with live.com?
    If so I don't really want yet another website account with my calendar in it.

    Surely there OUGHT to be a way for Android (4.4.2 - KitKat) to synchronize calendar entries in the same way as it is successfully doing with my emails, no?

    J
     
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    Yes I mean live.com
    Other than that, idk, never tried
     
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    I am experimenting with gsyncit to replace Google sync and so far it seems to work well
     
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    Try AkrutoSync. This app directly and wirelessly synchronizes Outlook calendar, tasks, contacts and notes. It uses Android’s native apps so is very easy to use and syncs automatically. Works with all versions of Android, so you don't need to worry what happens when your carrier pushes a software update on you. All features are listed here: http://www.akruto.com/features/
     
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    As mentioned by Rheumatoid, gSyncit is an Outlook plugin that works wonderfully and syncs all calendar data from Outlook to your Google account, which in turn syncs seamlessly with you mobile device(s). It not only syncs your calendar but also contacts, tasks and notes if you wish.

    In this way Google acts like a conduit between your mobile device and your Outlook desktop programme/data giving the added benefit that everything is always backud up and up-to-date on all data sources. You can set syncing from every minute to greater time intervals as gSyncit runs as a service in the system tray in Windows. Google on the other hand will sync instantly as it is a push service if you enabled IMAP in your account.

    Although gSyncit is a paid software, around $20 I think, you get lifetime updates and I can confirm it never let me down.
     
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    I have just bought it as it does all I need and more in replacing Google calendar Sync. Less than
     
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