Synchronize Gmail Contacts and Calendars with Outlook
Since Gmail is a cloud service provided by Google, we therefore should be looking if Google’s Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook provides such feature? However, there is still some limitation for Google’s gadgets to work with Outlook for such integration:
Google only provides Google Apps Sync for its Google Apps customers rather than its regular free gmail accounts.
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What are CardDAV and CalDAV?
CardDAV and CalDAV are standard protocol API by IETF's RFC for contacts and calendars. Google is using those APIs at the backend to service they customers' needs for such information retrieval.
How do I Sync Google calendar with OutlookIt is easier than a breeze with ECO:
- Download ECO from ECO's download page. (when you install it, please run it as administrator)
- Open Outlook and click on EVO's ribbon at the top banner.
- Click on Configure profile(s)and select Profile #6 with filling in your Gmail account in space below Full e-mail address or username. Then click on TEST at the bottom.
- Because GMail uses OAUTH 2.0, you'll see an OAUTH authentication window during the account detection, just authorize it and continue.
When finished, click on Apply and Quit. Then, any newly added contacts, calendar under Gmail folder will be syncing in a bi-directional fashion. Any items that were added on your Android phone will be synced into Outlook.
Besides what we just talked about, as you know that CardDAV and CalDAV are written according to industrial standards, therefore you can expect ECO to work with any other CardDAV/CalDAV services for the same tasks..
There is also a video tutorial which can be found here: Sync Google calendar with Outlook
After all your Outlook calendar, contact and task entries are synchronized with Google's services, it will be very convenient to have one single master copy on Google cloud and distribute them across all your other PC, laptop, pad, and phones in a breeze.
Build your own Cloud service!
EVO Mail Server Free
One of the easiest way is your download and install EVO Mail Server along with CardDAV and CalDAV addon (EVO Collboration Add-on). Once we have our own cloud environment ready, all Outlook's contacts, calendars and tasks can be stored on cloud and shared with others. The solution and software I have just mentioned is not a bad choice for small and medium companies who like to run their own services rather than putting their business confidential information on the cloud.