Need Help with BCM2010 Sharing on outlook 2013 Scenario!


Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Hi All,

I have a Win 7 desktop with Outlook 2010 and BCM 2010. I am just getting a win 8 laptop with outlook 2013.

When I had outlook 2010 on my old win7/outlook 2010, it was possible for me to use shared BCM 2010 data base and stay mobile.

Now with the purchase of Win8/outlook 2013 laptop, what is the best way to share my desktop BCM 2010 database. I like Win7 on the desktop and want to keep Win7/outlook 2010 combination if I can. The reason is Win 7 has seemed more stable than Win 8 and an easy interface as well.

Your help with options and scenarios will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance.


Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
You can't use the database with mixed versions. Sorry. If you install the BCM 2013 update both outlooks can use the same BCM install (with 2 separate databases) but they can't share the database and the databases won't sync.

If you decide to upgrade outlook 2010 to 2013, you can keep windows 7 and will be able to share the database.