The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Sync Microsoft Outlook with Google Calendar (and vice versa)

Google/Outlook calendar syncWith Outlook* not supporting iCal (definition) the only way to get calendar entries into Outlook is either type them in by hand or export/import.

Of course I use a web calendar (happens to be Google Calendar) that supports iCal and therefore I can subscribe to as many calendars as I want (wellingtonista, weather, NZ holidays, Super 14 ...) and they overlay onto my personal one.

I can also publish my calendar

And so there I am - subscribing to calendars, publishing calendars all in one place (viewable in one place, not actually stored in one place).

EXCEPT my day-to-day work diary because my clients generally use Exchange/Outlook which don't understand iCal.

Google know this and have therefore released Google Calendar Sync (read their announcement):

Google Calendar Sync allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar. You'll be able to determine the direction of information flow, as well as the sync frequency. Staying on top of your Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar events has never been easier!

Keep in mind that it's not possible to sync events on secondary calendars at this time. Google Calendar Sync will only sync events from your primary Google Calendar and your default Microsoft Outlook calendar.

Also check out Michael Sampson's Response to Ian Morrish on "Are SharePoint Calendars Useless?" and my 'iCal' comment

* Outlook version 2003 and earlier have no iCal support. Seems to work with 2007+ (Microsoft Help)
And if you do a Google search for 'microsoft exchange ical' it seems all you get is about security issues and the like, *sheesh*


  1. but it only works for a single google cal

    boo hoo

  2. Cry me a river web boy ... ;-)

    Can ya select which calendar as I have one called "work" and if I can sync that I am laughing all the way ...

    if not "but it only works for a single google cal - boo hoo!" from me as well :-)


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