01-25-2014 08:01 AM
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  1. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    I will not pay for something that should come with my phone.
    Why should support for Microsoft-proprietary protocols and products come standard on a Google Android device?

    I suppose this is going to come as a shock, to some, but many, many things Microsoft and Microsoft products do are not based on open standards. So, while they may be "Microsoft-standard," they are not truly standard. Often, the only way third parties can get their stuff to (more-or-less) work with Microsoft's is by reverse-engineering Microsoft's file formats or protocols. Then MS turns around and makes a minor change, and it has to be done all over again.

    It's about time the rest of the I.T. world stops being wagged by Microsoft.

    I realize my preaching does not solve your problem, and for that please accept my apology. But I felt it important the point be made: This is not Google's fault. If it's anybody's, it's Microsoft's. Or, one might argue, that of those who choose MS' proprietary solutions.
    01-09-2014 08:08 AM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    Why should support for Microsoft-proprietary protocols and products come standard on a Google Android device?

    I suppose this is going to come as a shock, to some, but many, many things Microsoft and Microsoft products do are not based on open standards. So, while they may be "Microsoft-standard," they are not truly standard. Often, the only way third parties can get their stuff to (more-or-less) work with Microsoft's is by reverse-engineering Microsoft's file formats or protocols. Then MS turns around and makes a minor change, and it has to be done all over again.

    It's about time the rest of the I.T. world stops being wagged by Microsoft.

    I realize my preaching does not solve your problem, and for that please accept my apology. But I felt it important the point be made: This is not Google's fault. If it's anybody's, it's Microsoft's. Or, one might argue, that of those who choose MS' proprietary solutions.
    I completely agree with you! ๐Ÿ‘

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-09-2014 12:27 PM
  3. JudH's Avatar
    I mentioned "MyPhoneExplorer" by FJ Software earlier but it seems to have been missed so I'm repeating it because it does exactly what you want.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xplorer.client

    MPE is FREE on play store and syncs contacts, calendar and notes to Outlook (both directions). I use WiFi but BT and USB are also supported. The part that installs on the phone includes apps for Notes and Tasks since the native Android app doesn't support them. Another part installs on the PC. Files can be synced also with custom filters to sync by folders and more. It is an extremely flexible syncing app.

    No relationship to the author but I've been using this on two phones for a long time with as absolutely no issues. Highly recommended.
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    01-10-2014 11:37 AM
  4. Kilgore Trout's Avatar
    One reason androids (and most smartphones in general) don't sync well with Outlook is that the device is generally not built around a "sync with the desktop" philosophy. Back in the days of the Pocket PC and Palm pilot, you always had to sync your device with your PC every day. In the Android world, all the sync is expected to happen within the cloud.

    I sync my Android to Outlook with no problem, but it happens in the cloud via my employer's exchange/activesync server.
    01-10-2014 05:50 PM
  5. STARGATE's Avatar
    One reason androids (and most smartphones in general) don't sync well with Outlook is that the device is generally not built around a "sync with the desktop" philosophy. Back in the days of the Pocket PC and Palm pilot, you always had to sync your device with your PC every day. In the Android world, all the sync is expected to happen within the cloud.
    That's a very good point.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-10-2014 07:32 PM
  6. starbuckk's Avatar
    It is definitely more complex now to set up. But easier in the long haul since it all happens behind the curtain. But there really is no free option.

    First step is CompanionLink to Outlook.com. Hint: read the notes about kies replacement and you should see a $10 off code.
    Next, get an Outlook.com account.
    Set up CompanionLink to auto sync between Outlook and Outlook.com.
    Set up your outlook.com account on your phone or tablet.
    After everything syncs up you should see your info in S-Planner.

    The one thing still missing for me was a tasks widget. None of the S-planner widgets work with Nova Launcher. Found an app called Tasks & Notes to get the task widget and Business Calendar Pro for calendar.

    Working great so far. New appointment show up on other devices quickly.




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    01-11-2014 01:18 AM
  7. IanS100's Avatar
    I've been using gSyncit by Fieldston Software for a couple of years & find it very good. It will sync or backup multiple Google calendars & tasks to Outlook in whichever direction you want. It installs as an add-on to Outlook

    Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk
    01-11-2014 02:49 AM
  8. chugg's Avatar
    Ok Kies does sync all of these things. It took 4 hours of tech support but it does sync with tasks, calendar, notes and contacts with Outlook. When you get a warning that half of your contacts have been deleted dont have a heart attack and just X it out. I cant believe it works!
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    01-21-2014 11:23 PM
  9. STARGATE's Avatar
    Ok Kies does sync all of these things. It took 4 hours of tech support but it does sync with tasks, calendar, notes and contacts with Outlook. When you get a warning that half of your contacts have been deleted dont have a heart attack and just X it out. I cant believe it works!
    I'm glad you finally got it to work. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-25-2014 08:01 AM
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