Sorry to note that Outlook as a client is designed to synchronize with MS Exchange Server only, not with another copy of itself. If you think MS Exchange Server too expensive, consider the clone Kerio Mail Server. Still, you need some hardware to run it on.
As I work on both a laptop and a desktop computer, and as I edit outlook on both, I am looking for a way to synchronize the two so that outlook is the same on both.
I have looked up some information but I am a little lost and I'm pretty sure others must have the same issue so I am hoping for some advice.
So here are the key issues that I need to work around:
1. I need to update Outlook on both the computers while it is running (ie real-time).
2. I am running Google desktop that uses Outlook as a source of information and hence even if I can update outlook in real-time it also needs to cope with Google desktop running in the background too.
3. Similar to the above, I do not want to have to close programs to sync
4. I need the sync to be bi-directional, ie if I change something on the desktop and something else on the laptop I need it to not choose 1 or the other, but integrate both the changes
I have searched the Internet and the only way that I can find to sync is to copy the .pst files from one computer to the other. This option conflicts with all the issues that I have listed and hence is not something that I want to have to do.
Thanks for all your help