I got my Droid a few days ago. The folks at the Verizon Store told me I could sync my Outlook data with the included USB cable and dock similar to the process for syncing my Q with Active Sync. I haven't been able to figure out how to do this. I realize I shouldn't have left the store without the procedure, but I assumed there was software included in the box for this. I haven't been back to the store to talk to the tech that gave me that information because of the Christmas rush and wait time at the store.
The on-line Droid manual PDF says to use Google Calendar to sync with Outlook and then push the data to the Droid. Turns out Google Calendar won't sync with my Outlook (XP). Keeps returning an error that Google Calendar only supports Outlook 2003 and Office 7 and my version is 10.x.x
The only other method mentioned in what I read on line is to use an Exchange server, which I don't have and won't pay for.
It seems impossible to me that such a cool devise offers no way to easily sync with Outlook through the USB, Blue Tooth or Wi-Fi connections. Am I missing something obvious? Or did Moto/Google/Verizon overlook this essential process?
I love the Droid! It's solid, fast, has a slick interface and lots of free apps. But if I can't find someone to walk me through an easy sync process, the Droid is useless to me.
You need a 3rd party product to Sync with Outlook,
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I earlier installed SyncMate for syncing several things between my Macs. The software showed to be reliable and user-friendly, frankly speaking I wasn't expecting that from a free app. Then it appeared that I needed to sync Mac and Android, so I decided to find a way to do it with SyncMate. I needed to sync calendar and contacts and achieved it quite easily, I synced with Google first and then set up an automatic synchronization with Android. The developer support helped me a bit. It is possible to find the software descriptions on the SyncMate vendor site. Though my case is a little different from yours, you can try to turn to that company support, they may prompt you the way out.
Have you tried exporting the calendar as a CSV file, then going into your google calendar account (on your PC) go to settings, then Calendars, there is an option to Import, and one of those options is to import a CSV format from Outlook.
I know this doesn't help to SYNC the two, but at least you can get your information from your PC into your calendar...