Sync with Outlook?

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  1. mrpush

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    Alan,

    Thanks, I'm checking it out now.

    I have read many threads, and this may work, but people don't like the notion of putting out all there info on Google.

    Funny though, I have been using Verizon Wireless sync for years, and Verizon does keep a copy of all my data on THEIR servers for the sync to work.

    Not sure how people believe syncing this way is keeping their data any safer than on Google???

    Thanks much,

    MP
     
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    Installing CompanionLink now

    Thanks for the info in this thread. All things considered, I'm going to try CompanionLink. They have a 14-day trial.

    Regarding putting my contacts into Google's cloud, I don't have a problem with that. So, CompanionLink appears to be right for me.

    Agree that it would have been nice to have this feature without having to track down a third-party app.

    Compared to my old Samsung XV6700, this phone rocks.
     
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    Got my Droid this morning. Had to export contacts out of Oulook and Use Google contact manager. Had to import CVS file into google and then sync my phone under settings/ accounts &sync/ and then add the account I created in google. Worked just fine but what a pain. Can't belive this did not snyc out of the box.
     
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    Google wants you to use Google products. Can you blame them? :)
     
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    CompanionLink feedback

    CompanionLink hung the first three tries after I went into setup settings.

    Finally, I skipped configuring setup (which was anything but intuitive) and just did a sync. It starts off by bringing my Google contacts into Outlook, which is what it is (slowly) doing now.

    I could care less about getting Google contacts into Outlook. I need to go the other way, so I can get them into the Google cloud, so that I can then (finally!) get them onto my phone.

    All in all, a big fail for the Droid out of the box. I mean, the phone is cool, but, er, getting contacts onto the phone is my #1 concern. I agree with others here that the engineers were big on bells and whistles and weren't thinking about actual phone owners and what people do with phones.
     
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    Amen. While tasks and notes are very important to me, that is yet another thing that did not work with the iphone. THERE IS NO APP FOR THAT! Besides, how many geniuses does it take to understand that fundamental elements of data are needed when people use software correctly and thoroughly. What is the purpose of putting one's whole life into a sophisticated program like Outlook/MS Office for around 13 years (in my case) if I have to double entry or suffer without my data unless I band-aid the software? I'm hoping there is a misunderstanding because even the Verizon tech I spoke with this morning didn't know if the contacts would synch with Standalone Outlook, let alone tasks and notes. Besides, why SHOULD I have to put this stuff on Google's servers just to get it to be on my device? All servers are fallible as we've seen recently in the news.
     
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    All I did was export to csv in outlook. Import in gmail, and was done. Easy,.
     
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    Does it guide you as to which fields it needs and will it continue to sync dynamically? That is what I would need. Maybe I'll try that now.
     
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    No guide. Just export to CSV, done.
     
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    I see what you mean - just export all fields (I have dozens of custom fields) and the gmail thing will hopefully sort out the fields it needs; I'm going to delete the csv when I'm done anyway, but just not sure if I trust the updating. Only one way to find out, though. I will test. Thank you.
     
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    A Sad day once again

    A little bit of history. I have only used PDA / Smartphones for roughly 3 years. As of late I have had the HTC VX6900 which has been physically replaced 3 times due to "windows mobile" locking up as well as calls not coming in and other issues. I have tried the voyager which I liked alot but would not sync more than I belive 200 calendar items (no where near sufficient). I then tried the Samsung Omnia and ran into the same issues with locking and returned that as well. I now am the sad / happy owner of the droid from Verizon and I can't sync "easily" with my outlook which contains my work contacts and calendar. I am no where near high enough in the company to get push so the corporate option is not really an option. The sync with google mail is not an option as well either due to the strict confidentiallity of working for a chemical comany and having a number of attachments in my calendar items. With that said I am seriously considering taking it back tomorrow due to it's lack of local sync capabilities with Outlook. I have read this entire string and really see nothing yet that allows me to actually "sync" with outlook. This is a very sad day as I was so geeked with finally having a descent smart phone..:mad:
     
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    This is entirely my point. And there could be a million other people that sync directly to Outlook, without Exchange server.

    It is absolutely absurd to put out a device like this without these former sync options.

    Know this, that if you snyc standalone outlook now, your data IS STORED ON A SERVER SOMEWHERE (VERIZONS or Google) servers, else you would have not sync.

    Take you pick, your data is elsewhere. The only way to keep your data yours is to setup your own Sync server like Funambol.

    I have done it, and it works. I don't believe it supports the DRIOD however, but I did email them about it.

    Other missing things on the DRIOD:

    NO FLASH player (r u serious Android???) Please don't tell me that Flash 10 will be supported. I know, but I'd like to see flash sites NOW, not later.

    No "click and listen" to Windows media Player or Real player directly from web sites.

    If you guys tell me again that "this is not MS OS" I'm going to puke. How many web site use this type of links to listen to media???? MILLIONS!

    YOU CAN'T LEAVE THIS STUFF OUT OF A SMARTPHONE and they have!!!

    I'm sure I'll find many more problems as I go, but the be a bit positive:

    The phone is great, the speakerphone is very good, browsing is very good, the thing is VERY fast.

    Messaging with my test IMAP on AOL, is spotty. There are messages missing for some reason.

    Thanks,

    MP
     
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