Add iCloud ad LDAP address book in Outlook 2011

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rpsmithii, Dec 11, 2011.

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    rpsmithii

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    Using outlook 2011 on my mbp. Have exchange mail and iCloud mail going.

    I have an Exchange directory for business addresses and have my iCloud set up for friends (do not want to integrate friends and biz into one directory)

    On the Mac Mail for the book, iPad and iPhone this all comes together flawlessly searching both directories when addressing mail as the mac apps can point to the exchange directory and iCloud directory.

    The rub comes when I use Outlook 2011 - I can not figure out how to add the iCloud directory - perhaps as an LDAP source?

    Can anyone help please. I simply need the functionality of Outlook 2011 that is not there in the mac apps at work and would like to keep all my mail in 1 place.

    Maybe I'm missing a tweak on the iCloud account setup? Searching has not helped.

    Thanks.
    Bob
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    I don't use iCloud, but Outlook 2011 uses sync services to connect to the address book contacts on your Mac. Go to Outlook>Prefs>Sync.
     
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    rpsmithii

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    Thanks - syncing is not what I want to do - if I bring in all of the addresses there - I will have double on my iPhone/ipad because I look at both places.

    Thanks for the response...
    Bob
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    challenging one...

    Anybody figure out a way to either sync contacts or add the iCloud contacts into Outlook 2011 as an LDAP one.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    This is one of those things that Microsoft refuses to do anything about since it's a link they would create to the icloud server most likely via a query service through contacts. Microsoft has a Beta of Office for Mac 2016. I've pretty much avoided MS outlook for Mac because of the lackluster support by MS for established methods such as caldav which made google and iCloud calendars need to go through the absurd sync process on your mac and if you didn't have outlook running things like reminders and invites wouldn't flow to your IOS devices.
     

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