Will iPhone ever easily sync with Outlook?

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  1. Hankster macrumors 68020

    Hankster

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    My office uses Outlook and for the longest time many of us with iPhones are still waiting for a way to sync our iPhone with our Outlook Calendar/Tasks/Contacts. As of now it's comparable to pulling teeth.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Not unless Apple wants it to do so and they have little incentive to do so.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Nothing to it if you are using an Exchange Server like most corporations.
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    My iPhone and iPad sync perfectly with my Outlook work email.
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Will your office ever move to Exchange? If you can't roll your own server you can always go hosted. It's what I use for my personal device.
     
  6. Gasu E. macrumors 601

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    Mine too, but there is an Exchange server in there.
     
  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    That is correct.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Even without an exchange server, you can do quite well with an iMAP mail server, and any contact/calendaring system that uses CardDAV and CalDAV (nearly all of them do, if they don't support Exchange ActiveSync).

    That way, you sync directly with the server, not Outlook client to phone (which was how it was done in the 1990s).
     

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