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Gcal & Outlook

by jarrodsplace / December 3, 2007 10:01 AM PST

i'd like to draw on the vast knowledge base out there to see if anyone knows of a way to sync gcal and outlook.

For all of google's ingenuity and interesting ideas i thought that they would have a very simple solution.


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All you need
by erier2003 / December 3, 2007 10:21 AM PST
In reply to: Gcal & Outlook

is the private iCal address. Go to Settings in your Google Calendar account, click Calendars, and click on the calendar you want to subscribe to in Outlook. Scroll down and, under Private Address, click ICAL. Then click the URL, and you'll be prompted to choose an application to open it with. Open it with Outlook and you will be presented with a split-screen view of your default calendar and the newly subscribed calendar.

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by jarrodsplace / December 3, 2007 12:18 PM PST
In reply to: All you need

Thanks for that.. I'll give it a go when i get home. Do you know if this is two way sync of just one way?


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To the best of my knowledge
by erier2003 / December 4, 2007 4:43 AM PST
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it is probably one way. iCal does not let you modify subscribed calendars, calling them read-only, and I'm guess that Outlook is the same. However, I have not tested this, so I'm not sure.

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Gcal and Thunderbird Work Well
by navsimpson / December 4, 2007 4:56 AM PST
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I'm not sure if you want to switch to Thunderbird, but I use Gcal and T'bird and it works well - the syncing is two-way and the reminder-by-email feature still works when you create an even in Thunderbird. The only downside is that Google Calendar doesn't support tasks, so you'll need to maintain a local calendar as well.

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