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 . . .

Continue Reading: Sync Outlook for Mac calendars and contacts to iPhone

Microsoft explains decision to delay calendar sync in Outlook for Mac

If you don’t have an Exchange account, you’ll find there is no calendar sync available for syncing your calendar events to iCal or iPhone. This feature is coming in an update. Before you ask, no date has been announced. Your choices are to 1) wait before upgrading, 2) upgrade and use Entourage for email, 3) use iCal for your default calendar until the update or 4) move to Apple Mail.

Andy Ruff, Lead Program Manager . . .

Continue Reading: Microsoft explains decision to delay calendar sync in Outlook for Mac

Entourage for EWS: Notes and Tasks don’t sync?

Along with mail, calendars and contacts, Entourage for Exchange Web Services (EWS) now syncs notes and tasks with Exchange. However, users are reporting mixed results. Notes and tasks seem to sync reliably when using Apple’s Mail application in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), but Entourage users may see either no syncing or partial syncing. All of this can be corrected with one simple setting change in Entourage.

. . .

Continue Reading: Entourage for EWS: Notes and Tasks don’t sync?

A “New” tool for troubleshooting SyncServices issues

A review of Spanning Tools for Mac . . .

Continue Reading: A “New” tool for troubleshooting SyncServices issues

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. . . .

Continue Reading: Entourage Calendar issues on Snow Leopard

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. . . .

Continue Reading: Synching an iPhone or iPod touch with Entourage

Messages Not All Syncing-Exchange accounts

Messages not all syncing for Exchange users. This is a known problem caused by a bug preventing Entourage from not being able to receive Exchange emails in which the Subject contains a plus sign (+). . . .

Continue Reading: Messages Not All Syncing-Exchange accounts

Sync categories in Entourage with groups in Address Book

Script to sync categories in Entourage with groups in the Address Book so you can sync the category to your cell phone. . . .

Continue Reading: Sync categories in Entourage with groups in Address Book

MobileMe Syncing

MobileMe syncing is only available for Entourage 2008. Any previous versions of Entourage will only sync “Notes” to MobileMe. . . .

Continue Reading: MobileMe Syncing

New Help Topics available for Entourage 2008

Entourage 2008 Help now includes a feature that updates the Help files via online access. Recently added are ten new and updated topics.

One that I have been asking for since it was left out in Entourage 2004 Help is a description of the symbols used in Entourage. Compare a search using Offline search and Online search for “symbols.”

Several topics are updated for MobileMe. You can view these new topics via Mactopia’s Help and . . .

Continue Reading: New Help Topics available for Entourage 2008