i'm having a bit of trouble sync'ing my work exchange server.
so i enter my work email address and password, go to next screen and select exchange server.
i have 3 boxes now: domain/username, password, exchange server
domain/username i'm using my work email address which is what outlook requests when signing in.
password is my password.
exchange server: i think this is where i'm losing it. it's possible i'm logging on through the host at work....are the host and the reg. exchange server the same. i guessing not cause i can't connect.
if they are different, how can i track down the exchange server address.
any help is appreciated. thanks!
You keep re-iterating your opinion, and we keep re-iterating that your opinion is not based on factual data.
My frustrations with the Droid not being able to sync important data made me lose a lot of sleep last night. Sometimes I think that if I should design software myself, but I haven't done programming in many years. Even the "second tier" Verizon techs told me that I should download and install "Google Calendar Sync" like I'm some sort of moron. It says right in the name that it is a calendar synch, not a contact sync. So even though I repeatedly told him that had nothing to do with contacts, I indulged him and wasted my time, thinking maybe it would be smart enough to detect my attached Droid and suddenly work as he was so confident. I have had my own domain email addresses for over a dozen years and I am going to use them until I die. I'm not going to stop using them to surrender to Gmail or any other kind of third party email account, but I do have a linked Gmail account which forwards to my real email addresses. So the tech advised me after admitting that I was right that I could import a CSV file of my contacts, which is exactly what I had done a few days ago, but it's not something I'm going to do every day as I constantly update my contacts. I had to pound into him that I knew how to import, but IMPORT IS NOT SYNC, so this an entirely inadequate solution. Any suggestions? I'll post separately about Companionlink.
So because there is no out of the box Standalone Outlook contact, notes or task sync, I went with someone's suggestion to at least try the third-party software. I downloaded the trial version of CompainionLink for Google since the two others that were recommended do not seem to be available yet. The contacts seem to sync okay, but the second I lose signal, none of my contacts are available on my phone? This means if I'm not getting a signal to the web/my Google account, there are no numbers or names or identifiers on my text messages even as to who these people are and I can't even compose offline texts or emails? That seems crazy with all of the space on the device. If my contacts must be in the Google cloud, why can't they be on my Android cloud!? Am I missing something? While there is supposedly a rudimentary tasks feature for Google online, it is not supported on the Droid apparently. With the Companionlink, instead of having a "real" tasks" and notes sync, the "tasks" are stuck somewhere in the calendar and the notes are created as CONTACTS!? That's crazy! While the onus is on the Droid software and not the Companionlink software, why can't I have a software (iphone can't do this either) that shows me a notes icon on my phone and a tasks icon on my phone that is a true sync? Even if I only have a few dozen tasks and notes, I don't see what the big deal is. I don't want to have to go fishing through my CONTACTS to find notes which are filed under some arbitrary contact name. I also don't want to fish through my calendar to find tasks that may or may not have reminders. Tasks are on a list. I know I'm still new to the Droid but I also was shocked that I could not browse the contents of my device, nor was it even recognized when I plugged it into my Windows 7 computer. What's the point of having 16G of memory of if I can't drag and drop media there? Everything has to be sent over the internet to myself when I'm sitting at my own desk at home? That's absurd.
Ok this thread is running out of legs quickly. I hear both sides, but the opinions and facts aren't changing here.
Sometimes , It is what it is !
You must have misunderstood what I was trying to state all along. I didn't mean that Google didn't have the CAPABILITY to do it, just WHY should they support a competitor? I know they CAN do it, WHY would they? Yes, they don't want to and I know why. I don't understand how you can't grasp the concept that Google does not want to help sell more copies of Microsoft Outlook.
You need this capability because you own Outlook? Then go buy a WinMo phone or the 3rd party app. Or do it the FREE way with Google - sync your Outlook email, contacts, calendar, etc with Gmail and use Gmail on the Droid. That is what I did for my personal email, contacts, and calendar from Outlook.