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    Synching with Google calendar

    I very much liked the ability to synch my Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar using Google's own app - in effect making my Outlook Calendar web-accessible.
    Out of the blue today, I received the following message from Google's Calendar Team "Almost two years ago, we announced that we had ended support for Google Calendar Sync. Starting on 1 August 2014, this app will no longer sync events between your Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar."
    Are there alternative ways of doing this ?
    Thanks,
    Martin

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    Sounds like Google is pressing to use Google Docs or Google Drive, probably not what you want to do.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Docs#Features

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    Indeed I don't - Google has turned out to be just another "reel 'em in and exploit them once escape is too difficult" enterprise.

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    Check out gSyncIt.

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    Thanks Joe,
    Looks good - I'll check it out
    Martin
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    Now you can easily synch Outlook calendars with Google calendars. Get the steps by clicking the link given below.

    http://www.msoutlooktools.com/catego...look-2010.html

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    Thanks Superman.
    However I am using Outlook 2003 and I wanted 2-way synch.

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    You may continue having issues since Outlook 2003 support was ended in April, most programmers will no longer work with it since they will not get backup support from Microsoft. We'll see more and more software for use with WinXP and Office 2003 [and earlier versions] being dropped.

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    Windows XP market share is 25.27% as of last month so there a more than a few million users who can't be bothered with the update carousel.

    I'm one of them: XP/O2003 is functional, stable and has wonderful aftermarket software, so I'm staying there and watching with horror the endless expense and complication my chums go to for little return.

    Funnily enough, nothing "happened" when Microsoft withdrew support.

    I am however planning a move to W7 in a few years' time. - but I'm not planning on getting anywhere near ribbons for as long as I can.

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    FYI, an infection (HTML:Iframe-inf) is reported by Avast when I click on the link for gSyncIt in this thread, could be a false positive . . . :

    hxxp://www.fieldstonsoftware.com/images/1px.gif

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    In addition to gSyncIt, I have had great success with CompanionLink. More expensive than gSyncIt, but much easier to set up, due to a less-techy interface. I have numerous clients using both to sync Outlook with Google, and they both work well.

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    After a bit of research into the helpful suggestions here I went for CompanionLink.

    More expensive than gSyncit but so easy to buy, to set up and to use that I'm happy with the higher cost.

    2 way synch of calendar, contacts and tasks set up in less than a minute and it seems to be functioning perfectly.

    Thanks for all the responses.
    Last edited by MartinM; 2014-07-19 at 05:21.

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