Just thought some might like to know that I found how to sync Outlook directly from my laptop without going through google. I didn't have to install another calendar or contact app on my phone.
I tried the evaluation version and it synced 20 items then had to puechase it. $29.95 but as a business owner this is well worth it.
Sync Android with Outlook via USB
I use a pc and of course the Note 2.
Now have to decide if I want to try Bean or wait for other roms. Decisions, Decisions