- CrackBerry Abuser
02-11-2013, 03:03 PM #28830WE > 9650
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- CrackBerry Master
02-11-2013, 03:35 PM #4
- 1,296 Posts
That gives them a full 10 months to ignore the issue and hope it goes away.___________________
- 02-11-2013, 08:12 PM #5
Thanks - R.
- 02-11-2013, 08:18 PM #6
Just for clarity in case others read this.If the OP had used the Search function and searched for Outlook they would have found all this quite easily.
- 02-11-2013, 08:29 PM #7
The Outlook sync issue is really an BlackBerry Link issue.
BlackBerry Link (desktop software) is currently not capable of local (USB) syncing of mail, contacts, calendar, tasks, or notes (er, with BB10, remember) to the Outlook desktop client like the old BlackBerry Desktop Manager could.
This issue DOES NOT pertain to people using BES/ Corporate servers (They don't rely on BlackBerry Link).
The issue IS NOT transferring data from our old phones to BB10 phones (BlackBery Link does this)
The issue IS NOT backing up data from the BB10 phone (BlackBerry Link does this too)
The issue IS NOT setting up an Outlook email account on the BB10 phone.
You CAN sync your Calendar and Contacts (and maybe Remember?) on a BB10 through an Outlook mail account to your Outlook desktop (you'll need to install the Outlook/ Hotmail connector on your Outlook desktop if it's 2010 or older).
There are a few of us that use Outlook desktop and need to local sync (with USB or Wi-Fi, NOT through the cloud) data between the two.
-If security is not an issue, syncing the BB10 through an Outlook.com account to your Outlook desktop client.
-supposedly in May, 3rd party app, Companion Link will be fully functional.
-supposedly by the end of the year, BlackBerry Link is going to support syncing to the Outlook desktop client.
-Keep your current legacy BBOS phone, or if you need a new phone buy a pre BB10 legacy BBOS phone and use BlackBerry Desktop Manager instead of BlackBerry Link.
All, please feel free to add to, correct, or let us know anything new.
Last edited by berryaddictnoza; 02-13-2013 at 05:54 AM.
- 02-11-2013, 08:42 PM #9
- 02-11-2013, 11:22 PM #10
Another link for a how to sync through an Outlook account from inside BlackBerry; How to set up Outlook to wirelessly synchronize your contacts and calendar with a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone «Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog
- CrackBerry Master
02-11-2013, 11:49 PM #11
- 1,296 Posts
Direct question to Kevin or RIM/Blackberry re Outlook desktop sync
It's the 5th page in (on my phone), a 5:53 pm post by "currentodysseys" on Feb 9.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-12-2013, 08:30 AM #13
- 333 Posts
I'm dreaming here, but what I'd really like to see, since BB has work to do on Link anyway, is for them to create an integral calendar/notes/contacts/etc. management system, akin to the old Palm desktop. Remove the necessity of 3rd party software - no outlook or whatever else people are using, give me a BB calendar that I can color code different appointments on, that has the exact same set of categories as contacts so things don't get switched or not copy across, lets me backup and create tasks & notes, and syncs everything via USB or wifi with my phone. THAT is what I'd like to see. I really expected this would have come about by now, considering BB has traditionally been known as a business phone and it seems to follow that BB would support business peoples' need for organization, scheduling & the like. They've had DM for a long time, with the ability to sync to outside resources...so why not add the functionality to DM (and now Link) and remove the need for anything outside?Twitter.com/K9Carly
- 02-12-2013, 11:39 AM #15
- 02-12-2013, 11:45 AM #16
Ashame, as I wanted to try and get/keep my office coworkers back to BBs, but they all synch with their desktop Outlooks. So unless this is changed, their exodus to iPhones will continue as their BBOS devices wear out.
- CrackBerry User
02-12-2013, 09:32 PM #17
- 18 Posts
The Outlook syncing of calendars, contacts etc. is a big issue for me as well and as we use Exchange Server with activesync should be able to solve that problem next week with our IT person.
I have a problem with Blackberry link software connecting properly to my new Dell desktop-discovered it is an Intel USB problem. In trying to find a work around the USB problem decided to connect the Z10 by pairing with Bluetooth. Set up Z10 as a Device in Windows 8 (Printers and Devices) and linked with laptop-screen on laptop gave me 2 options.
1. Send File which works fine to send a file from your laptop/desktop directly to Z10 by BlueTooth-a message comes up on Z10 asking whether you want to receive the file-file transfers worked to the Z10 without problems.
2nd Option is to "Synchroni.ze PIM Data with Phone Book Access" With this service you can synchronize your contacts and other PIM data between PC and a Bluetooth device. Please click the link to start.
When I click the link you get the opportunity to find a file and save as a PIM Backup file. (*.pim) . What is the intent of this 2nd option using a Bluetooth link to the Z10? If we somehow convert the Outlook data files *.pst/*.ost files will they back up and sync to the Z10 as the 2nd option states??
I got another pleasant surprise tonight as I am getting my Outlook Contact list reduced in size to use outlook.com suggestions as a temporary fix-(won't sync and will remove data from cloud once I get it on the Z10) turned my laptop on and the Blackberry Link software automatically linked to the Z10 by Bluetooth-moved files, documents etc. to test it and syncs great. I love the Z10-its an absolutely incredible phone and I won't be giving it up even with the Outlook sync issues. Is there any further work-around with the 2nd option stated above??
- 02-12-2013, 11:03 PM #18
- CrackBerry Genius
02-13-2013, 09:15 AM #20
- 2,095 Posts
I have Outlook 2010, a laptop, a Playbook, and a Bold 9930. My Playbook syncs the outllok.com email, contacts, and calendar perfectly. it's just the Bold 9930 that won't sync with the outlook.com or hotmail calendar. Very frustrating after trying everything I can think of. The most helpful advice I've gotten so far was to sync using the desktop manager, but that defeats the purpose of having updated information on the go. I'm not happy.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-13-2013, 11:13 AM #21
- 339 Posts
The solution is in the cloud. Go on though and keep resisting change. I hope that resisting change serves you "Small Business" users well in other respects too.
There are plenty of cloud solutions at very affordable prices (a lot that are free in fact) for "Small Business" users who can't afford BES and Exchange Servers of their own. I am a "Small Business" owner who uses Office365 and can't say enough good about it.
What's all the worry about security and privacy of cloud services anyways??? What? Like the PC running in your little office is Fort Knox??? I am sure that you have things locked down far better than what Microsoft or Google or BlackBerry would be able to provide for you.
This is not a BlackBerry problem. All providers are moving everything to the cloud. But keep running your business with windows xp and a fax machine. Your competitors are going to leave you in the dust.
Just my take...
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- 02-13-2013, 11:52 AM #22
For you, the cloud works. Great - I'm happy for you. For me, and the others who have addressed the points you made already, it doesn't. BlackBerry had the USB sync before, and it was removed with no warning, no workaround provided, and except for a single semi-anonymous and unofficial tweet, no response or acknowledgement from RIM. So we're not happy and these threads are our way of protesting. If Blackberry cares about its customers, the threads on this issue could also be its tool for measuring the impact of not continuing to deliver this capability. I believe the technical term is "customer feedback". Google it - you might learn something.
- CrackBerry Addict
02-13-2013, 07:04 PM #24
- 845 Posts
Let me quote from Direct question to Kevin or RIM/Blackberry re Outlook desktop sync (yellow highlight added):
that thread as it deals with this exact same topic with a lot more substantive discussion. Let's not reinvent the wheel. Feel free to agree, disagree or anything in between with me and others there.
- 02-13-2013, 08:35 PM #25
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