- CrackBerry Genius
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Outlook.com Calendar Sync
Ok, I've read previous posts but am still not understanding this. I opened a Outlook.com email account (personal, not business) and am trying to get it to sync with my Playbook and Bold 9930. I can get the Playbook and laptop to sync great, and the email on my Bold 9930. What's not happending is the calendar entries from my laptop or Playbook won't go onto my Outlook.com calendar. I don't want to rely on the Desktop Manager for this. This should sync using the wifi or my Verizon service. The email works but not the calendar. How do I get the Bold 9930 to pick up the updated calndar entries from my other devices?
Thanks for any assist.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-08-13, 08:34 PM #2
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I don't think you can get the Outlook calendar to sync on the phone, just email and contacts. The commercial Office365 works well on both the PlayBook and phones.
The outlook account should work with the PlayBook. On the laptop you will need the outlook program and a special sync addon which has been mentioned in a couple of the PlayBook and Z10 threads.
- 02-08-13, 11:23 PM #4
On Outlook.com Calander have setup to link Outlook.com and Gmail calendars. This way the Oulook.com calendar syncs with my phone (Gmail) calendar - not exactly instant, but more or less this is the only way to have it at the moment.
- 02-08-13, 11:24 PM #5
I am trying to get my Outlook calendar up to Hotmail calendar (Outlook.com). The help file on Mr. Softies web site says you cannot see your Outlook calendar in Outlook.com...WTF? Everyone has been saying the way around the BB10 USB sync issue with Outlook is to use Outlook.com. I don't see how to make it work. I can see my Outlook.com calendar in Outlook but that is where it all ends.
- CrackBerry Addict
02-09-13, 10:10 AM #6
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- 02-09-13, 12:25 PM #7
Setup Outlook.com email account
Install Outlook Connector (download free at MS web site)
In Outlook 2007, Choose Outlook Connector, Add New Account, Insert your name, email address and password
The account should set up automatically as it is an outlook.com account
The calendar from the Outlook.com account will also setup automatically
That will then be your calendar that syncs
Just test it first by putting in an appointment
You will have to do a ctrl m in Outlook and then refresh your screen in Outlook.com to see the new entry
If you haven’t already done so add the outlook.com account on your Z10, again it should automatically sync your calendar from Outlook
Once I knew it was working I copied all my appointments from my main calendar to my new one – you have to change to list view to do this.
just press Ctrl A, Ctrl C to copy then click on your new calendar and press Ctrl V to paste
I would give it about 15 minutes as it doesn’t sync immediately.
Last edited by hennesseystealth; 02-09-13 at 01:16 PM.
- 02-09-13, 10:56 PM #8
On BlackBerry 9900:
- Outlook.com email acc is set up to sync my emails and contacts - stright forward setup.
- Gmail Acc:
a) setting up Gmail Acc - acc name, password.
b) When get into Gmail Acc Options, in the bottom, the "Synchronization Options", selecting to sync "Calendar". "Contacts" and "Deleted Items" are empty.
c) exiting (and saving) the acc setup, to the main page of the email setting.
d) Clicking on Gmail, a window pop ups, with two rows to select: First raw "Filters", "Delete", "Add Email"; Second raw: "Help", "Edit", "Full Menu"
e) Selecting "Filters"
f) Selecting "Do not forward messages to the device", and saving
The above setup is making the Gmail acc to sync only Calander but no any emails with my 9900.
Linking/Subscribing Gmail Calendar with Outlook.Com Calendar:
I just followed the instructions here - How to Show Google Calendar In Windows Live Mail Calendar
This solution gaves me the option my 9900 calendar (Gmail) to be synced with my Outlook.com calendar.
As mentioned earlier, the sync is not instant, but at least keeps my stuff synchronized.
- 02-09-13, 11:12 PM #10
- 02-12-13, 09:18 PM #11
I dont know why you can't just set outlook to sync your main calendar, it kind of defeats the purpose to not be able to see my upcoming appointments in the Outlook to do bar..... which only seems to let me see my default outlook.....or at least I have not been able to figure out how to either show my outlook.com calendar in the To Do bar, or have my main calendar sync....
- 02-13-13, 03:24 AM #12
Hello, I am pretty new to the whole Outlook topic and so honestly I couldn't even figure out how to sync my Outlook Calendar to My 9900. I did a test from the Outlook Calendar on their website, and it didn't show up in my phone. In fact I don't even Have a Sync Calendar Option on my 9900 so I can't sync any calendars from the outlook.com website Or the Desk Top Application. Oh yeah one more thing, I can't even setup an Outlook Email Address To my 9900 so I don't know how Any of y'all are doing this. I checked the How to configure Outlook to connect to an outlook.com email account THAT link Out and I managed to get my Hotmail Connector to work on the MS Outlook 2010 Desktop Application. However, it Still didn't work. Oh and one more thing, I can't copy and paste the calendar from my Desktop to the outlook.com website. It wouldn't let me. Just Tried BlackBerry Desktop to sync to my 9900 my Testing Entries Did NOT sync.
I Do Not want to use Google, even though it worked Wonders with syncing my calendar before problems started happening.
- 02-13-13, 06:02 AM #13
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-13-13, 11:51 AM #14
- 162 Posts
- 02-13-13, 12:12 PM #15
This is why BlackBerry needs to create a web based full featured email, contacts and calendar program like Gmail. I don't know what's involved but instead of laying people off they should put them to work.
- 02-13-13, 12:20 PM #17
- CrackBerry Addict
03-11-13, 03:48 AM #18
- 569 Posts
Yeah...so, I have an outlook.com (no "Outlook programs installed on my MAC) email, calendar. I've setup a special gmail account in order to use that calendar to sync to my Bold 9930. However, from a MAC laptop, how does one get the Outlook.com calendar to sync with the gmail calendar - which the gmail calendar would then sync to my BB? There seems to be pc solutions for this, but no "MAC" solutions...anybody know?
- 04-26-13, 10:29 PM #19
With the Google calendar linked to the Outlook.com calendar; if I add or change something in the OUTLOOK calendar, will it sync back onto the Google Calendar; or is it just one way viewing from Google?
Reason I ask is if I add something to the calendar in my Outlook PC client, which then sends it to the Outlook.com calendar, will this event transfer back to the Google calendar so that it syncs to my phone?
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