I am convinced that Google is bent on making people dump their Microsoft products. I haven't been able to properly use Outlook. I hear the folks at CompanionLink are coming out with a new version that will hopefully solve a lot of issues.
A few big issues - Facebook and Google both are horrible in terms of contact management (first name, last name rather than reverse order, etc.) and these can cause big clashes with sync and backup... I know. Hopefully the guys at CL will figure it out. I wonder how well the HTC stuff works.
I think the natural answer is for people that aren't satisfied with the google calendar sync application, or the lack of synchronization with outlook in general, then a droid eris or a windows mobile device might be a better fit.
Since I do have exchange for my work stuff, the change to android hasn't killed me, it's just added a layer of annoyance of having both a corporate calendar and a google calendar.
You could also set up a rule in Ourlook to forward all calendar events to your gmail address. That is what I do, however, I only do it with certain calendar events, because I only need to be able to access a few certain things outside of work.
Events will be added automatically to your gmail calendar.
One could also create a rule in Gmail to automatically mark such emails as read and archive them so they don't clutter your inbox.
My sync works perfect with Outlook from Office 2007 on Vista PC. It syncs both directions wirelessly in the background with Google calendar which I use on the Droid.
How did i do it? When I bought my Droid I told the guy at the VZW store that I had to be able to sync with Outlook. He told me to call the VZW tech line and tell them the same thing. I called, the VZW tech person connected me to a Motorola tech person. The M tech person sent me to a web site to download something on my PC (I do not know what site) Now I sync with no other action required from me. Make the call
Getting another Android device would be ridiculous, unfortunately. Truth is ANY phone but Android works with Outlook perfectly (not Exchange version.)I think the natural answer is for people that aren't satisfied with the google calendar sync application, or the lack of synchronization with outlook in general, then a droid eris or a windows mobile device might be a better fit.
Exchange is the server, not a version of outlook.
I wasn't aware that iPhone synced with Outlook? I thought iPhone does all its syncing through iTunes?
Looks like i got some reading to do!
Last edited by jbsangel; 02-23-2010 at 05:45 AM.
Regarding the iPhone, yes it provides standard sync to Outlook through iTunes. It's one of the options setting it up. Now it sucks that it doesn't sync notes and tasks, but those are more minor if you do any serious task management but it does to a very good job with Contacts and Calendar, stock out of the box.