Sync Outlook for Mac calendars and contacts to iPhone

Note: After answering a question for a friend of a friend I realized that we’ve been remiss in writing a good tutorial for syncing Outlook for Mac to iPhone. Nothing beats a step-by-step with pictures. I hope folks find this useful!

Getting calendars and contacts from Outlook for Mac to your iPhone doesn’t require Exchange, iCloud/MobileMe or any third party service. Everything is built into Mac OS X and Outlook.

The conduit between Outlook and . . .

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New iOS 5 Mail features improve functionality with Outlook for Mac

For the past week I’ve been in geek heaven playing with my new iPhone 4S and iOS 5. Apple claims to have introduced over 200 new features in iOS 5, two of which I’ve found work very well with Outlook for Mac.

Flagging messages

Flagging is the act of marking a message to return to it later. I often flag messages that I’ve read but need to follow up later such as completing a request . . .

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Entourage for EWS: Sync iPhone contact photos

Although Entourage Web Services Edition has been available to the public since August, my company only recently updated to Exchange Server 2007 in November. Most of the new features were pre-announced, but now that I can see and test them, I thought I’d try to cover them in a few posts on the subject. My favorite feature so far is syncing iPhone photos. Keep in mind that this feature can more than likely work with . . .

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Synching an iPhone or iPod touch with Entourage

One question that pops up very frequently on the Entourage newsgroup is the question of how to synch Entourage data with an iPhone or iPod touch. In this article, we will be looking at several methods to do just that, and highlight any advantages and disadvantages of the methods described. . . .

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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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Old ActiveSync bug now hits iPhone 2.0

Now that the iPhone 2.0 software includes ActiveSync, Entourage 2004 and 2008 users will soon be discovering an ugly bug in their Sent Items folder. An ActiveSync bug makes any message sent through an ActiveSync connection very difficult or impossible to read.

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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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Connect Entourage 2004 to Gmail’s IMAP service

Since Google’s announcement in late October that it would offer free IMAP service for users of its Gmail service, news sites, blogs and forums have been abuzz with the expanded capabilities. Gmail’s message search engine, generous 5GB storage capacity and excellent spam filtering makes dealing with E-mail easy and Google is also enticing iPhone users to its IMAP service by providing detailed setup instructions. Now, because of IMAP, Gmail users can take advantage of all . . .

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Why does syncing play Gossip with my contacts?

When Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at Macworld 2007, I was one of the thousands of attendees gawking at the phone in its crystal case flanked with security guards. The announcement generated more questions than answers. As an Entourage 2004 user and a prospective iPhone owner I wanted to hear “… and it will sync with Entourage!” but nobody knew until a short while before the iPhone was released in June that it would indeed . . .

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