Calendar syncing in Outlook

[Jun 12, 2015 Since this article was written, Sync Services have been depreciated further. Outlook 2011 will only sync via Exchange. There is no sync for local contacts and calendars. Office 2016 Preview does not offer sync to CalDAV and CardDAV needed to sync to Apple’s iCloud or Google Contacts and Calendars.]

 

Based on 500+ searches today for calendar syncing, I thought I should publish the most current info on Sync Services. Currently, there . . .

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Entourage Calendar issues on Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard has introduced new sync issues with Entourage Calendar events. When syncing with iCal the calendar times will change to be off by a number of hours (depending on the time zone) from when they were originally created. Entourage and ICal Calendar don’t sync anymore after upgrade to Snow Leopard. Try these options to fix these issues. . . .

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“Power Calendars and Contacts” for Entourage, Exchange and iPhone

Next week I’ll be attending the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Although it’s five days long it feels like it goes by in two days. I want to maximize my time so that I see everything I want to see and meet everyone I want to meet.

My iPhone will be my command station. It will contain a temporary list of vendors that I want to meet, track my schedule in the Microsoft booth and . . .

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Where does Entourage rank for Best Calendar Application?

While browsing through my Saturday morning RSS reads I saw that Lifehacker.com was asking its readers to vote for Best Calendar Application? in its High Five Call for Contenders series. Since our blog is about all things Microsoft Entourage I started scrolling through the comments to read the votes.

As of this morning, three days after voting began, I saw 418 votes. Total number of votes for Entourage? One.

The folks at MacBU should be . . .

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How-To: Dealing with print errors

The Entourage Help Page has added a new help page for print errors. Having trouble printing the Entourage 2008 Calendar? Find the solution on the Print Errors page. . . .

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Add week numbers to the Entourage calendar

Entourage 2008 users who rely on week numbers know that only one calendar view shows the actual week number — it only appears on the 7-day Week calendar. I’ve written an AppleScript to add week numbers to the first Sunday of every week of the chosen year so that we can see week numbers in the monthly calendar view too, where I find them more useful.

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Setting the Folder window in Entourage 2008

The folder window is the left most column in Entourage. New in Entourage 2008, your default account will be listed at the top of the window. In previous versions, folders “On My Computer” (for POP accounts) was always on top followed by IMAP and Exchange accounts. If you use an Exchange or IMAP account as your default account, the folders “On My Computer” will drop to the bottom right above Mail Views. Mail Views position . . .

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Correct Time displays in Entourage calendar by adjusting the correct System Preferences

“Jeremy”, a Microsoft Entourage newsgroup reader, asked if others had seen his issue where his calendar was not displaying the AM/PM symbols even though he was certain his clock was not set to 24-hour format.

After reinstalling Mac OS X, “Kent” found that Entourage was using the AM/PM time format even though his clock was set to use 24-hour format.

“JMB” reported that every new event in his calendar defaulted to a time of “7:08 . . .

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Calendar synching between Entourage and iCal

Entourage’s support of Sync Services keeps confusing many users: while the contacts in Entourage show up just fine in Address Book, a number of problems appear with Entourage’s calendar and iCal. A number of users have been creating their calendar entries in iCal and are surprised to discover that, even though they have enabled calendar syncing in Entourage’s preferences, nothing seems to be happening. However, this is not the case; Entourage’s calendar does sync to . . .

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