Resolved Office 2011/iCal sync?

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  1. bigjobby, Apr 12, 2011
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    bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    Just installed the SP for Office 2011 and still can't get the Outlook Calendar to sync with iCal. I've ticked the correct box in Sync Services but still no joy. Must be missing something really simple so would be grateful if anyone has got this working to let us in on it.
     
  2. tcador macrumors regular

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    Hmm, just did a test and had a meeting notice from Outlook automatically populate to iCal.
     
  3. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    Same problem here. I checked the box in "sync services" which says turn on Sync Services for contacts. Is this supposed to sync calendars too?
     
  4. bigjobby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just accepted a meeting request on Outlook and it hasn't populated over to iCal. I've got loads of stuff on my iCal that I would like populated over to Outlook Calendars but I just can't get them sync'ed over.

    Most bizarre. Shall visit the MS Office 2011 support & forum site later to research and will update accordingly.
     
  5. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    I swear I updated, but I guess not. I went to check for updates again this morning, it had SP1 available, updated, and it works fine now.
     
  6. bigjobby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I restarted my MBP this morning and everything replicated across in both directions so all OK now. Weird why the installation didn't ask for a reboot if it needs it to work but there you go.

    Hope the comment helps anyone with the same problem.
     
  7. dsan1 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody!

    that's just the problem I'm experiencing here. But I definitely updated (there wasn't even the option to sync calendars with Outlook 2011 before SP1 in my case). I just checked for new updates, there's none.

    Still nothing happens when I activate sync. With entourage 2008 this works fine. Entourage creates a new calendar in iCal and that's it. Outlook 2011 does nothing.

    May I ask you what happend in iCal after you turned this feature on? Was a new calendar created? How was it called?

    Thanks in advance and have a nice sunday!


    dsan1
     
  8. bigjobby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I really don't know exactly what triggered it to make it work but everything started to work after checking the appropriate box in Sync Services and then a reboot.

    I did do a test yesterday where I put in an entry into Outlook Calendars then it took a couple of seconds before it automatically appeared on iCal. Same thing happened the other way too.
     
  9. dsan1 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Bigjobby,

    so there's hope. The reboot didn't do the trick for me though. But eventually I'll work this out.

    Can you tell me the name of the iCal calendar where the outlook calendar entries are synced to? Do they go to "my calendar" or was a whole new (sub)calendar created when you succesfully synced for the first time?

    Best


    dsan1
     
  10. bigjobby thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When I put an Outlook entry in it creates an iCal calendar entry under 'No Category'.

    Hope this helps (somewhat). :)
     
  11. dsan1 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Bigjobby!

    Not really, no. Still: Many thanks for the help!

    Best


    dsan1
     
  12. MSWB macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    Same problem here. Clicked on all the Sync services in Outlook and it supposedly synced as I was prompted to resolve conflict issues, then restarted...and inside iCal: NOTHING!

    Help!

    kevin
     
  13. reeset1 macrumors newbie

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    Looks like it populates in iCal in the On My Mac area. Anyone have an idea how to get that to update MobileMe?
     

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