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.
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 they 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
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