Snychronize Outlook Data

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SkdyZWc3

Is there an easy way to synchronize Outlook data betweeen two computers? I
only want to synchronize Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes.

I currently use a Pocket PC and Activesync, however with new phones and
other things, the only reason I use the PPC is for syncronization purposes.
If I could sync using a USB flash drive, it would save me having to carry
around another device.

I currently use Windows XP SP2, Outlook 2003 on both computers I want to
sync to. One is a regular installation, the other uses a corporate Outlook
Excahnge server.

I would rather not get into copying PST files as this become a general
nuissance to accomplish.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
No, its not easy, unless you use exchange server. See
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sync.asp for methods.

"JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message
news:5D0D76AF-5520-42AD-A9E7-7D259A6CB2FE@microsoft.com...
> Is there an easy way to synchronize Outlook data betweeen two computers?
> I
> only want to synchronize Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes.
>
> I currently use a Pocket PC and Activesync, however with new phones and
> other things, the only reason I use the PPC is for syncronization
> purposes.
> If I could sync using a USB flash drive, it would save me having to carry
> around another device.
>
> I currently use Windows XP SP2, Outlook 2003 on both computers I want to
> sync to. One is a regular installation, the other uses a corporate Outlook
> Excahnge server.
>
> I would rather not get into copying PST files as this become a general
> nuissance to accomplish.


 
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SkdyZWc3

Diane, Thank you for your response.

I would have thought that since many people have computers at home and work,
that an outlook sync tool would be commonplace. After reading your post, and
several others, it seems obvious that I will have to lug my PPC around a
while longer... at least until Apple comes up with a way for the new iTouch
to sync...

Thanks again!

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> No, its not easy, unless you use exchange server. See
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> "JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message
> news:5D0D76AF-5520-42AD-A9E7-7D259A6CB2FE@microsoft.com...
> > Is there an easy way to synchronize Outlook data betweeen two computers?
> > I
> > only want to synchronize Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes.
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> > I currently use a Pocket PC and Activesync, however with new phones and
> > other things, the only reason I use the PPC is for syncronization
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> > If I could sync using a USB flash drive, it would save me having to carry
> > around another device.
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> > I currently use Windows XP SP2, Outlook 2003 on both computers I want to
> > sync to. One is a regular installation, the other uses a corporate Outlook
> > Excahnge server.
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> > I would rather not get into copying PST files as this become a general
> > nuissance to accomplish.

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Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message
news:9FB81E44-FA24-4856-9252-586CF93CB21E@microsoft.com...

> I would have thought that since many people have computers at home and work,
> that an outlook sync tool would be commonplace. After reading your post,
> and
> several others, it seems obvious that I will have to lug my PPC around a
> while longer... at least until Apple comes up with a way for the new iTouch
> to sync...


Where I work, most of those people who need to be able to take a PC home get a
laptop and no other PC. Ther have a docking station with a large monitor, a
mouse, and a keyboard for when they are in the office. Outlook configured in
Cached Exchange mode works exactly the same whether on- or off-line and when
the traveler needs to be on-line, they use a VPN connection to the company
network, allowing their offline folders to sync with Exchange. No need to
keep more than one PC in sync. In the event that the person really requires
two PCs, because both access the same mailbox they too see exactly the same
information in or out of the office. No synching needed.

 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
if the itouch uses itunes or activesync it will sync with outlook. There
are other sync tools listed at http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sync.asp -
none are free and none come from Microsoft.

The problem is not outlook- it's your email account. If you have an exchange
account, your data moves quite nicely between work and home, with anywhere
access to your email.

The problem is for those with POP3 and IMAP accounts - POP3 is not designed
for syncing to multiple machines and it can't store calendar, contacts, etc
on the server. Typically, mail is removed from the server when its
downloaded into outlook. IMAP is a little better (its designed for use on
multiple machines), but it only does mail, not calendar and contacts. There
are various hacks available to make it easier to sync calendar, contacts and
mail across multiple machines using these tow protocols but its not how
either protocol was designed to work.

Hotmail (MSN & Live) is more like Exchange in that it is designed for use on
multiple machines and does calendar and contacts.

"JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message
news:9FB81E44-FA24-4856-9252-586CF93CB21E@microsoft.com...
> Diane, Thank you for your response.
>
> I would have thought that since many people have computers at home and
> work,
> that an outlook sync tool would be commonplace. After reading your post,
> and
> several others, it seems obvious that I will have to lug my PPC around a
> while longer... at least until Apple comes up with a way for the new
> iTouch
> to sync...
>
> Thanks again!
>
> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
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>> http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sync.asp for methods.
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>> "JGreg7" <JGreg7> wrote in message
>> news:5D0D76AF-5520-42AD-A9E7-7D259A6CB2FE@microsoft.com...
>> > Is there an easy way to synchronize Outlook data betweeen two
>> > computers?
>> > I
>> > only want to synchronize Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes.
>> >
>> > I currently use a Pocket PC and Activesync, however with new phones and
>> > other things, the only reason I use the PPC is for syncronization
>> > purposes.
>> > If I could sync using a USB flash drive, it would save me having to
>> > carry
>> > around another device.
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>> > I currently use Windows XP SP2, Outlook 2003 on both computers I want
>> > to
>> > sync to. One is a regular installation, the other uses a corporate
>> > Outlook
>> > Excahnge server.
>> >
>> > I would rather not get into copying PST files as this become a general
>> > nuissance to accomplish.

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