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    Laptop / Desktop Strategy

    Does anyone have a working strategy to keep a laptop and a desktop running Office and Win 2K on the same page? I have been copying the PST back and forth. Is that all there is?

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    Re: Laptop / Desktop Strategy

    I run OL98 on W95, so your mileage may vary, and this may be a hemi-gluteal answer anyway.

    Try setting up an offline folder (*.OST) on each machine, and move your PST contents to the network and both the machines.
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    Re: Laptop / Desktop Strategy

    That's about the best way -

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    Re: Laptop / Desktop Strategy

    ost is for exchange server only. if he was using exchange server, he could open the mailbox from both machines and wouldn't be using a pst (PST=BAD) Then he wouldn't have a problem keeping in sync.

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    Re: Laptop / Desktop Strategy

    You may want to take a look at the service offered by FusionOne (www.fusionone.com). I have experimented with it to sync Contacts, Tasks and Calendar between work (Outlook 97) and home (Outlook 2000) and it works amazingly well - it only syncs the updates after the intitial setup.

    It's the best synchronization service I've seen to date. The only limitation is that it doesn't sync items in custom forms yet so if you've created custom forms for your contacts, etc, they will be skipped. I'm lobbying with their developers on this one because it works great otherwise.

    One other recommendation: FAST connections at both ends HIGHLY recommended.

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    Re: Laptop / Desktop Strategy

    OK. That's why I caveated my response!
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    Re: Laptop / Desktop Strategy

    I don't connect to a corporate network. Does it make sense to install Exchange Server on my desktop? Is it something I need to purchase?

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    Re: Laptop / Desktop Strategy

    no. for starters it costs like $3000. a bit expensive and a lot of overkill.
    if you have a high speed connection, there are several online sync sites - mostly for calendar and contacts, not mail. even with high speed, it still takes some time to sync if you have a lot of items.

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