2018/08/02

How to share calendar between outlook 2007 and 2010?

How to share calendar between outlook 2007 and 2010?

How to share an Outlook calendars with other people without Exchange server? This is a simple question with no easy answer. If you go to Microsoft website, they will tell you that you can share your calendar by e-mail or an exchange server account. We all know that is not we wanted. Anyway, the above case has been discussed in another article that I wrote: How to share my Outlook calendar with another user?

Let's try another scenario, you have one desktop in office, one desktop at home and one laptop in your car. One of them is Outlook 2007 and two of them are Outlook 2010. Here comes a very easy way to do it:
  1. First, you need to get an online calendar account such as fruux, or you can use your existing iCloud or Gmail account.
  2. Download EVO Collaborator for Outlook from EVO's Official Site and install it with administrator's privilege. This 5.5MB Outlook add-in is the magic that makes everything possible.
    EVO Collaborator for Outlook, an Outlook add-in from EVO software production
  3. Install ECO on your computer at work. In Configure profile(s), select Gmail profile at the left-hand side. Enter your Gmail account at the right-hand side. Click TEST to complete OAuth process. Once you quit Configure profile(s), synchronization will start automatically.
  4. Install ECO on your computer at home. In Configure profile(s), select Gmail profile at the left-hand side. Enter your Gmail account at the right-hand side. Click TEST to complete OAuth process. Once you quit Configure profile(s), synchronization will start automatically.
  5. Install ECO on your laptop on the road. In Configure profile(s), select Gmail profile at the left-hand side. Enter your Gmail account at the right-hand side. Click TEST to complete OAuth process. Once you quit Configure profile(s), synchronization will start automatically.
From now on, when you turn on any of your computers and open Outlook, ECO will start synchronization and update your calendar events automatically.

Not only between Outlook 2007 and 2010, it can be deployment between all Outlook versions from 2007, 2010, 2013 to 2016. Yet, if you run your mobile life on iPhone or Android, it would be even more convenient. Let say if you meet someone in business meetings on the road, you simply add new potential customer's contact on your mobile phone. When you go back to office, you will see the new contact entry on your PC's Outlook once sync session is taking place. It will work in similar fashion for future meetings created on the road.

What was mentioned above is a scenario that has always worked for users with Exchange accounts. However, what we are talking about now is a much cheaper alternative that everyone can afford even for a one-man company with no complicated infrastructure involved.

  

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