2018/09/24

Sync Google calendar with Outlook

Synchronize Gmail Contacts and Calendars with Outlook 

Someone has recently asked me about "how to sync Google calendar and contacts to Outlook?" Of course, you can do it!

Since Gmail is a free service from 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 free gmail accounts. 

What if you would like to sync Office 365 with Google Calendar and contacts, which is a very simple and straight piece of mind? Nevertheless, to both Google and Microsoft, this is where the money lies. How can they let you do it so easily and not making any profit off you?
Let's look at a solution from third-party. EVO Collaborator for Outlook is an outlook plugin for CardDAV and CalDAV.
sync google calendar to outlook
Let’s look at its size, which is only 7.3MB. Amazingly, when Outlook and ECO work together, Outlook can break the barrier of both Microsoft and Google to sync both contacts and calendars with Google’s CardDAV and CalDAV bi-directionally.

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 Outlook 2016-2019

It is easier than a breeze with ECO:
  1. Download ECO from ECO's download page. (run setup.exe as administrator)
  2. Open Outlook 2016 and click on EVO's ribbon at the top banner.

  3. Click on Configure profile(s)and click Profile #6 with filling in your Gmail email account in space below Full e-mail address or username. Then click on TEST at the bottom.

  4. Because GMail uses OAUTH 2.0, you'll see an OAUTH authentication window during the account detection, just authorize it and continue.

  5. 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, ipad, and iphones in a breeze.

Build your own Cloud service!

Gmail is a great tool for individuals, but it may not be suitable when it comes down to a company-size environment where lots of information and users are involved. Thus, why not build one for your company itself?

Mail Server Free

One of the easiest way is your download and install free mail server along with CardDAV and CalDAV addon (EVO Collboration Add-on). Once we have our own cloud environment ready, all Outlook's address book, calendars and reminders 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.

2018.09.26

5 comments:



  1. Thanks for sharing this iso certification post.Its very useful for me.

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  2. It worked! I have been trying to import my Outlook agenda into gmail for days! The above works. That is it!

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  3. thank you so such, I will make more useful tutorials

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  4. I have multiple calendars on my outlook software, but only want to sync one of them. Is it possible to do it with EVO to choose only one?

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