Google Calendar Sync

I know this isn’t related to Virtualization, but it is still pretty cool.  At the office I use Outlook, which is connected to an Exchange 2007 server.  I have my entire calendar live and up to date in that thing and one problem I’ve always been faced with is accessing Exchange via Outlook on my Home PC.  Due to security limitations I need to use Outlook Web Access (OWA) from outside our firewall, however I still use Outlook at home for access to my other IMAP accounts and Hotmail – but if I ever want to look at my calendar, I need to sign into OWA…it’s a PITA if you ask me.

Well, Google released a Calendar Sync tool that syncs your Outlook calendar to Google Calendar. I decided to start using this because my homepage is iGoogle, thus I can see my calendar from home right on my homepage without having to log-in. 

Now lets take it a step further, I installed Google Sync on my Home PC and now I have all my calendar entries from Exchange sync’d to Google Calendar and then sync’d to my Home PC – editable from any device (with 2-way sync enabled).

Created on July 29, 2009 by Rick Scherer

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2 Comments so far

  1. Peter
    9:53 am on August 1st, 2009

    This is a great tool. Sometimes it misses uploading my appointments if outlook is not running on my computer.

    Do you know of a tool that will sync Outlook email with my gmail account?

  2. Rick Scherer
    10:35 pm on August 3rd, 2009

    You have a few options Peter, you can always add Gmail to Outlook by using IMAP and SMTP. You can also add Exchange to Gmail if your Exchange server has an IMAP plugin.

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