Sync with Outlook?

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  1. moshek258

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    The HTC Hero (also android based) appears to offer a direct Outlook sync client....sigh..... but is not being sold by Verizon.....double sigh...
     
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    I spoke with the Wave Global UK office yesterday. The download pages are not working at the moment. They also informed me that the products will be available in December for syncing to Outlook and Lotus Notes. The lady I spoke with told me that they are going to launch a separate website for the MyLink products and she will email me with the info once it is available.
     
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    Thanks for the updated. I'm sure that if nothing else has come out before then, or if it's better then most, people will jump all over it.
     
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    Also, I finally got a reply today from MarkSpace on their Missing Sync for Android. It took 5 days for a response and you cannot reach them by phone....hmmm...

    Anyhow, the beta can be downloaded here Mark/Space, Inc. Beta and Preview Software

    NOTE - READ KNOWN ISSUES - the Beta has a one-way sync with Outlook. Outlook will write over anything in your phone, which initially seems like a good way to load your phone. However, the 1-way sync seems like a terrible thing if you add a contact directly to your phone and then sync...poof...new contact is gone. That'd suck. I'm not going to bother with their Beta until 2-way sync arrives.

    CompanionLink also emailed me back..their only sync options must go thru Google's cloud. Nothing available to sync directly between your Android device and your PC.
     
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    Yeah so far the best option looks like Wave Global, and you can download the trial of it, unless that is broken. Would be a great way to test it's capabilities. Thanks again for the update.
     
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    uninterested in a 1 way synch. lethal. hoping for missing sync or that wave company...please let us know if you find out first.
     
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    i'm just going to let it ride. as soon as two way sync is available. I'll go back to that. Until then it's not a deal breaker for me
     
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    Droid Half synced ?!?!

    I am seriously hoping you guys are wrong on this. If the Driod only does half-sync, like Calendars and contacts, then I have to seriously vent here.

    TONS of people use Outlook. They use the main features, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes.

    If this phone does not wireless sync, from standalone OUTLOOK with Wireless sync installed from a PC, then these phone developers (Android), and Verizon, are complete morons.

    I don't like saying that about anyone, but my 7 year old could conclude that if 4 things are available now for syncing, then you can't take away 2 on the new one!!!! You are going backwards, not forwards!

    If I (and thousands of other users) are used to getting ALL primary Outlook data, why would you have new smart phones that only do half of this?

    The people here on this fourm could do better than these folks in designing software!

    I think the problem is that it takes a geek to do software development. Most geeks do not have much common sense when it comes to the big picture.

    If Outlook tasks and notes are missing from this phone, that has had more publicity than any other I have seen from verizon, then there is no common sense here, end of story.

    Can someone please monitor the geeks designing these phones and software and make sure they are on track!

    I KNOW I'm not the only one who looks at all these different technologies, and what they LACK, that does not believe that they could have done better designing them themsleves....this is poor design.

    It would be like the new Camero coming out and Power windows and door locks are not an option! Give me a break! Someone needs repremanded!

    Vent over!

    Thanks!

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    Ok well first :welcome: to the forum MP. Glad to have you here! I agree syncing with outlook is a must for most users. Remeber this is all speculation until the device gets released tomorrow and then everyone goes to work on it.
     
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    Ok...I'll chill

    Ok, maybe I'm being to harsh....I'm just really mad. I have been waiting for like 3 years, for a REALLY GOOD smart phone, that does what it should, and it ALWAYS seems like the designers "leave things out"!!!

    They must do it on purpose. I have researched about 7 smartphone in the last 3 years, they ALL have something missing.

    Can't someone put it all together in a single smartphone? It can't be that hard!

    Well, I see you point about it just coming out. But that is just it, should we not already KNOW if it will sync ALL Outlook data BEFORE WE HAVE TO BUY IT?

    I was at Verizon store 2 times, they only had a 3 hour briefing on it. They honostly DO NOT KNOW if it will snyc tasks and notes....

    Good grief....

    See ya tomorrow....after I get my hands on one....

    Will the HTC Eris come in under the radar and be better maybe?

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    What we do know. Is there is atleast 1 maybe 2 apps that will accomplis atleast a partial sync.

    We also know that VZW rep's aren't always the best trained! You can use google sync from your desktop I believe this will allow a total sync. That may not be the best way but it could be a solution to your problem if not for the short term anyways!

    on the Eris. I urge you to go and look and and touch it. See if it better suits you. It's not on 2.0. It's on 1.5 so there are going to be minor differences.

    Let us know what you think. We'll be here all night and all day tomorrow. Being upset and venting is ok. I thought the post was constructive. So thanks for that!
     
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    Hang on there, MrPush. Don't get too stressed yet. The reference to 1 way sync had to do with the beta of an aftermarket sync application called Missing Sync for Android.

    Here is what I've been able to determine so far, and yes, it's entirely possible that we'll have new info when we pick up our phones at retail tomorrow:

    Out of the Box


    1. Syncs with Outlook via Microsoft Exchange - you need a corporate Exchange server to support this. It won't sync with Outlook on your PC at home.
    2. Syncs all of your stuff with Google and stores it on their server and is associated with your GMail account...if you feel comfortable with that, cool.
    Aftermarket Applications - at least those I've identified so far

    1. Motorola Media Link - free - desktop application that syncs music, photos, video between your phone and iTune, Outlook. Also allows you to create ringtones Motorola Media Link - Motorola USA
    2. Missing Sync - $30? - syncs between your phone and Outlook, iTunes, using WiFi and/or USB. The beta that is available at the moment only syncs in one direction, with Outlook overwriting your phone contacts. I would hope that the production release will be 2 way sync. Keep your life in sync with The Missing Sync for Android from Mark/Space
    3. MyLink for Android - $30 - syncs between your phone and Lotus Notes or Outlook using USB, I believe. Syncs email, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes. This is due to be released in December. Wave Global Services UK Limited
    4. CompanionLink - $40 - syncs between your phone and Outlook, but goes thru Google to do it. Your contacts and all need to be on Google's servers. Sync Microsoft Outlook with your Google account and your phone | CompanionLink
    FWIW, I have Lotus Notes at work, Outlook at home. I am leaning toward using a combination of Motorola's free Media Link for the multimedia, plus MyLink for Android. Is it hokey? Sure, but no more so than my iPhone that uses Picasa to sync photos, Outlook for contacts/calendar/notes, and iTunes for music.
     
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