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Topic # 138770 16-Jan-2014 10:50 Send private message

OK I've wasted a good day or more trying to sync my newly upgraded Outlook 2013 (using Windows 7) with my iPhone 4 via iCloud.  Sort of wrecks your Outlook & has bugs (eg repeating weekly appointments jump a day after the 1st one). 

Going to try using iTunes which I had with the 10 years younger Outlook 2003.  Only issue really was all day events showed a day early on the iPHone!  I thought I had to use iCloud for this version of Outlook for some daft reason, so I'll see how that goes. 

Does anyone have this running nice with this combination?


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  Reply # 968092 16-Jan-2014 12:07 Send private message

At the end of the day, I would suggest perhaps giving exchange online some consideration - especially when syncing with iDevices. It does have a small monthly cost but I have found the benefits to be quite worth it for my purposes.




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  Reply # 968156 16-Jan-2014 13:54 Send private message

OK thanks, does this mean I can use the built in iPhone calendar or do I have to use an Office 365 app on the phone?

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  Reply # 968160 16-Jan-2014 13:58 Send private message

You can use the built in iPhone calendar app if you use Office 365 plan or even a free outlook.com account setup as Exchange ActiveSync account under iPhone.




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  Reply # 968167 16-Jan-2014 14:02 Send private message

Everyone is moving away from local synching

id definitely investigate moving to free Outlook.com

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  Reply # 968201 16-Jan-2014 14:37 Send private message

iCloud and Windows/Office plays nicely enough, there's no need to jump ship.

Tried installing the iCloud Control Panel for Windows?

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1455?viewlocale=en_NZ&locale=en_NZ



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  Reply # 968233 16-Jan-2014 15:18 Send private message

Yes done all that but pretty much unusable due to the calendar having problems - see my original post.



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  Reply # 968268 16-Jan-2014 16:02 Send private message

TwoSeven: At the end of the day, I would suggest perhaps giving exchange online some consideration - especially when syncing with iDevices. It does have a small monthly cost but I have found the benefits to be quite worth it for my purposes.


OK looking into this, does this mean I need to get a domain name to get things going, or can I use an existing gmail account?!  It's a bit confusing, I'm running the MS Office 365 Small Business Premium trial at the moment.  I guess I want to migrate all my contacts & calendar from what I currently have as a local copy in Outlook also, not sure if this will happen as part of a setup process.

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  Reply # 968319 16-Jan-2014 16:49 Send private message

No need to purchase a domain and sign up for Office 365 for a personal email address, I would just use Outlook.com and create a free email address there.
That works great with Outlook 2013 and sync'ing to an Apple device.




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  Reply # 968337 16-Jan-2014 17:02 Send private message

Grant777: OK thanks, does this mean I can use the built in iPhone calendar or do I have to use an Office 365 app on the phone?


In exchange online - yes.  Basically it will sync (I am using an iPhone 5s) mail, calendar (and will get all day events right) contacts and notes. 

What I did is sign up to the Office 365 Home (not the business version)- which gave me office 2013, then I signed up to exchange online (which is part of the office 365 business).  Because I have my own domain, I set it to use this rather than the default one, and I also have it bring in my email from my isp, Hotmail and gmail accounts  (although replies to those are tagged as on-behalf of). 

I now get my email on my phone, ipad, laptop and PC without having to mess around with syncing things, if I delete an email on one device, it is removed on the others.

On my iPhone and ipad I also have the one-note, skydrive and office 365 app.

Note: I a not sure if there are any constraints for using Office 365 home edition for business use versus the business edition  version, perhaps someone else will know.





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