Outlook sync.... struggling

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  1. mrobbie macrumors newbie

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    Looking for help as I am going round the bend with this. Never bothered me that much before, but now due to work requirements, its suddenly important.

    I have all my email accounts set up in Outlook (2011) for Mac

    The same emails are associated with my iCloud account

    I am receiving invites into Outlook and accepting on my MacBook Air

    I need to understand how I then synch these calendar entries with the calendars in my iMac, iPad and iPhone.

    Is there a simple fix for this?

    Should I ditch Outlook for mail and calendar and revert to Apple Calendar and Mail apps?

    Any info appreciated

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. mrobbie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I have had a play around with this for a bit this morning.

    Using Mail and iCalendar do not help.

    On the MacBook I get an .ics file which opens outlook and I can accept invite into Outlook calendar, which doesn't synch to other devices.

    On the iPhone, I can add the entry into calendar, but it does not accept the invite so the organiser is unaware that I will be attending.

    A bit of googling tells me that changes since Mavericks prevent Outlook synching? So this is never going to work?

    Surely there is a way to get it to work? This is the first time since moving to Mac 7 years ago that I wish I was sitting with a Windows machine in front of me. First week as a contractor with my own equipment and can only see meetings I need to attend on my MacBook. My iPhone shows me nothing in calendar.

    (and copying entries manually between Outlook and iCalendar seems absurd)
     
  3. mrobbie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fixed. Office365 made life simple. No issues so far.
     

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