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Third Party Software data sync to Outlook RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am not a developer, but would like to have an intelligent conversation with him, so I am looking for help here.  I use a third party scheduling program that shows appointments.  Time/date/client name/notes/etc....

    I would like to sync these fields with Outlook for a one-stop snapshot of my entire schedule/life.  I am asking for the best solution to easily sync third party software data with Outlook...

    Thank you in advance.....

    Monday, August 16, 2010 2:25 AM

Answers

  • What's best in your specific scenario is going to depend on the capabilities of the other software -- i.e., what kind of programmability it allows -- and whether you need full two-way sync between the other application and your default Calendar folder ... or sync in just one direction, so that one application controls the data ... or sync between the other application and a separate calendar, not the default.

    Quite a few tools and approaches are available. The list at http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?ID=25 is not exhaustive, but should give you a good idea of the possibilities. 

    • Marked as answer by Bessie Zhao Monday, August 23, 2010 10:22 AM
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:04 PM

All replies

  • Hello Rrenk,

    Thanks for posting. Based on my knowledge, I'd like to suggest you could use the ItemChange event to monitor the changes in Calendar folder. For this event, please see this MSDN page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb220153(office.12).aspx. We could use this event in Outlook Automation and Outlook Add-in.

    If you have any concern or comment for this post, please feel free to follow up.

    Best regards,
    Bessie


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    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:17 AM
  • What's best in your specific scenario is going to depend on the capabilities of the other software -- i.e., what kind of programmability it allows -- and whether you need full two-way sync between the other application and your default Calendar folder ... or sync in just one direction, so that one application controls the data ... or sync between the other application and a separate calendar, not the default.

    Quite a few tools and approaches are available. The list at http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?ID=25 is not exhaustive, but should give you a good idea of the possibilities. 

    • Marked as answer by Bessie Zhao Monday, August 23, 2010 10:22 AM
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:04 PM