Saturday, June 7, 2008

How to Sync Google Calendar with Outlook

Here's a cool feature for those of you who use Gmail and Google Calendar. Google has an application available for free that allows 2-way syncing between your Outlook Calendar and your Google Calendar. I use Outlook Calendar, so syncing with Google Calendar gives me an easy way to check and update my Outlook Calendar from any computer.

Its easy to install, simply install the app from google, enter your gmail username and password, and select 2-way or 1-way syncing. 2-way syncing updates events on both calendars to match each other. 1-way syncing updates either your Google or Outlook calendar exclusively. You can also select how often you want the sync to occur. The default is 120 minutes.

That's it. You should notice your google calendar updating immediately with your outlook events. I tested putting a new event in the google calendar to see how it would work. The same event popped up in Outlook seconds later. Pretty nice. I plan on using this feature with the new iPhone so that I always have access to my up-to-date Calendar.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

How about a link to this app?

Unknown said...

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http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=98563