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Easy Way To Sync Outlook, Google Calendar

Two-way Synchronize Your Contacts and Appointments

Many of my clients are sticking with Microsoft Outlook as their e-mail client, but have migrated to the online Google Calendar for their day planning needs. When I am asked for help with this transition, I recommend that they download and install Google’s syncing tool, called (appropriately enough) Google Calendar Sync, as it allows you to automatically sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar.

Currently, Google Calendar Sync is only compatible with Microsoft Outlook versions 2003 and 2007, and operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista.  Windows XP 64-bit Edition is not compatible with Google Calendar Sync at this time.

To expand this capability onto your mobile devices, smart phones, and PDA’s, download and install Google’s sync-ing app for that, called (appropriately enough) Google Mobile Sync.

Using these free tools makes managing your busy life much smoother by keeping your information updated regardless of when, how, or where you need it.

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September 21, 2009 - Posted by | advice, computers, gadgets, Google, how to, Internet, Microsoft, mobile, Portable Computing, Simple File Sharing, software, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I know a lot of people who use and love these calanders, journals, and such, they use that system all the time.

    Not me, I use pencil/pen and paper,my Daytimer, I find this faster than turning on my computer…

    The tech system is great for those who use it.


    Comment by Gaia | September 21, 2009 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I think it will be a while yet before the ‘ole pen-and-paper goes away completely…

      I often think the most important tool in my toolkit is my spiral notepad.


      Comment by techpaul | September 21, 2009 | Reply

  2. Alas Google Calendar Sync has been discontinued its service.

    So we all need a new way to get this working. Many users are dependent on this. Iv been trying a few ways to get this working since the time they announced they would suspend the service.

    What I ended up using was EVO Collaborator for Outlook. Basically just a a small add-in to Outlook.

    This will work for many devices and services and is very easy to setup.


    Comment by Marcel Janssen | March 4, 2015 | Reply

    • Marcel Janssen,
      I am not familiar with that product, and have not been keeping up with Google Sync (this article was published years ago), so, thank you for the input.


      Comment by techpaul | March 4, 2015 | Reply

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