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Topic # 191754 15-Feb-2016 13:04
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Hi there, I have started a new job this year and have BYO Macbook Pro (El Cap) for work. I am having a few issues with G (for business) integration with my OS X apps and thought I may get some answers from this awesome forum. I have never integrated anything more than mail in the past with G so I am finding a few things aren't working as I would expect.

 

 

 

Calendar:

 

  • My office uses shared G calendars for projects, office meetings etc. These are displayed in Calendar as 'Delegates'. I can create a new entry for one of these 'Delegate' calendars, but are unable to edit these once the initial entry is completed. These Delegate calendars also do not show up on my iPhone. When I accept an invite from these delegate calendars, it saves them into my personal G calendar (only I can see it) rather than accepting on the appropriate shared calendar. It's quite annoying having 2 entries for everything and not being able to edit any entry I make unless I open the web app (which defeats the purpose and usefulness of syncing with Apple apps).

Gtalk:

 

  • I have enabled Gtalk to sync with Messages, but will not log in. I have no idea why, as all the other services are synced. When I navigate to Prefs > Accounts it has my username but the password field is blanked out. Gtalk is enabled in OSX accounts so I'm not sure why this feature won't work. Whenever I select 'Connect' with jabber in Messages, it plays the connected audio chime but then immediately disconnects. It will do this a few times to auto log in then give up until I attempt to connect again.

Any ideas or insights to these issues?

 

 


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  Reply # 1492599 15-Feb-2016 13:28
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I'm experienced in this, but definitely no expert.

 

The calendar stuff should work fine, in both iOS and OS X, if not its probably a permissions issue in their administration of your account...

 

I've never had much luck with Gtalk sync, could never get that to work.


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  Reply # 1492626 15-Feb-2016 13:43
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Do you have 2 factor authentication enabled in the Google account?




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  Reply # 1492671 15-Feb-2016 14:56
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Two factor authentication is disabled and I have allowed access from less secure apps.


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  Reply # 1492703 15-Feb-2016 15:35
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jowanu:

 

Two factor authentication is disabled and I have allowed access from less secure apps.

 

 

Ok then.

 

Google Calendars: "Delegated" Google Calendars will have some possible sharing settings. If you can't change events in that specific calendar, is likely you have read only privileges. I suggest you talk to the Calendar administrator and confirm your privileges are correct. 

 

GTalk: Jabber/XMPP integration was officially killed by Google early last year. It won't work anymore. You can use Google Hangouts on any browser or the Chrome plug-in.


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  Reply # 1492709 15-Feb-2016 15:50
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To get Google calendars working on your iOS device login from your computer and go to this link and enable the calendars you want to appear on your phone. I got caught out by this in the past.

 

 

 

https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1492711 15-Feb-2016 15:52
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Oh Google talk had been replaced by Google Hangouts.


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  Reply # 1492716 15-Feb-2016 16:17
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wscalioni: GTalk: Jabber/XMPP integration was officially killed by Google early last year. It won't work anymore. You can use Google Hangouts on any browser or the Chrome plug-in.

 

That's an unrelated issue. Messages still works with GTalk/Hangouts (I use it daily).




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  Reply # 1492721 15-Feb-2016 16:22
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BTR:

 

To get Google calendars working on your iOS device login from your computer and go to this link and enable the calendars you want to appear on your phone. I got caught out by this in the past.

 

 

 

https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legend! It even lets me edit these shared events on the iPhone. Is there a similar way to incorporate this functionality in the Calendar app on OSX?




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  Reply # 1492722 15-Feb-2016 16:23
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wscalioni:

 

jowanu:

 

Two factor authentication is disabled and I have allowed access from less secure apps.

 

 

Ok then.

 

Google Calendars: "Delegated" Google Calendars will have some possible sharing settings. If you can't change events in that specific calendar, is likely you have read only privileges. I suggest you talk to the Calendar administrator and confirm your privileges are correct. 

 

GTalk: Jabber/XMPP integration was officially killed by Google early last year. It won't work anymore. You can use Google Hangouts on any browser or the Chrome plug-in.

 

 

 

 

Surely Apple wouldn't still incorporate a service that is redundant. I can't see anywhere on the internet where this is suggested either.




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  Reply # 1492726 15-Feb-2016 16:34
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jowanu:

 

BTR:

 

To get Google calendars working on your iOS device login from your computer and go to this link and enable the calendars you want to appear on your phone. I got caught out by this in the past.

 

 

 

https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legend! It even lets me edit these shared events on the iPhone. Is there a similar way to incorporate this functionality in the Calendar app on OSX?

 

 

 

 

My OS X calendar just synced as well. Thanks heaps for your help with this issue, its completely solved now.


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  Reply # 1493186 16-Feb-2016 12:34
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Good to hear its all sorted.




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  Reply # 1493248 16-Feb-2016 14:12
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BTR:

 

Good to hear its all sorted.

 

 

Does anyone have any insight to the Hangouts/Messages issue?


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  Reply # 1493294 16-Feb-2016 15:17
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jowanu:

 

wscalioni:

 

jowanu:

 

Two factor authentication is disabled and I have allowed access from less secure apps.

 

 

Ok then.

 

Google Calendars: "Delegated" Google Calendars will have some possible sharing settings. If you can't change events in that specific calendar, is likely you have read only privileges. I suggest you talk to the Calendar administrator and confirm your privileges are correct. 

 

GTalk: Jabber/XMPP integration was officially killed by Google early last year. It won't work anymore. You can use Google Hangouts on any browser or the Chrome plug-in.

 

 

 

 

Surely Apple wouldn't still incorporate a service that is redundant. I can't see anywhere on the internet where this is suggested either.

 

 

Yeah, not suggested anywhere, except by Google itself in a Google I/O Conference.

 

Anyway, still seems to work for most users, I just tested on my Mac and it works fine.

 

Good luck.


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  Reply # 1493302 16-Feb-2016 15:42
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Behodar:

 

wscalioni: GTalk: Jabber/XMPP integration was officially killed by Google early last year. It won't work anymore. You can use Google Hangouts on any browser or the Chrome plug-in.

 

That's an unrelated issue. Messages still works with GTalk/Hangouts (I use it daily).

 

 

It's not unrelated as the Messages app connects to Google Hangouts service over XMPP. But you are correct, it is still working despite of Google's announcement last year. 


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