Google Calendar and Outlook sync
is still was a dream. This solution does not come from Google, but from the open source community – Source Forge.net
I am referring to Remote Calendars on Source Forge.
RemoteCalendars is a COM-.NET Add-in for Outlook 2003/2007, written in C#. After installing this plugin, every Outlook user should be able to subscribe, reload and delete a generic remote iCalendar (RFC 2445) from Outlook 2003/2007.
It does not work out of the box for Office 2007!
I tried couple of things, including a restart 😉 It did not work. Finally I found the answer in the help file!
You said that RemoteCalendars works with Outlook 2007, but I cannot install it…why?
Yes, RemoteCalendars can work without any problem with Outlook 2007, thanks to a new technology called VSTO. However, there is a little prerequisite: at the moment it’s required that you’ve installed first Outlook 2003. If you had installed Outlook 2003 with RemoteCalendars and then you updated to Outlook 2007, RemoteCalendars will still work without any problem. In the future maybe I’ll make an installer only for Outlook 2007, but this one is quite useful because, as you can understand, it works on both version (there is some “retrocompatibility” between these 2 versions of Outlook, for the first time). A build that would use the Outlook 2007 API’s at the moment, however, would work only with Outlook 2007, and not with Outlook 2003.
To summarize, I should have Outlook 2003 installed with Remote Calendar and then update to Outlook 2007. Well that ain’ possible now! I am using Outlook 2007 and I don’t want to go back and forth with this. I will wait for some direct solutions.
Jake Ludingtion has a nice tutorial – How to Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and Smartphones Automatically – using Remote Calendar.
Download Remote Calendars
Try it out with Outlook 2003 and share you experience with us.