07-23-2013 11:06 AM - edited 07-23-2013 11:08 AM
Thank you for your comments...they are exactly on target. However, this entire process is, quite naturally, intended for the user who is not as concerned as you with the issues you raise. Further, prior to BB10, OTA Contact/Calendar synchronization existed via BIS for a small subset of service providers. So, this really isn't anything "new"...rather, this process is simply a way to replicate, on BB10, that which existed for legacy devices.
As for the choice of service provider...I tested Google, Yahoo, and Outlook.com. At the time I tested, Outlook.com was the only one that could, for free, provide full bi-directional integration for both Calendar and Contacts. The other two could not do that (for free).
Each user must make their own choices as to the tradeoffs between convenience and security, and I thank you for your contribution to providing more information so that each can make their own decision.
09-20-2013 05:42 PM
09-20-2013 06:33 PM
Very helpful thread, thank you! I have followed the procedure as carefully as possible, but now have multiple calendars on my desktop now sync with my z10 and only birthdays on Outlook.com online calendar??
Yikes! I can't tell what you did then. Maybe you should start over. Remove the OTA integration with the BB. Remove the hotmail connector. Get Outlook looking the way you want it, then re-do the process so that you only have one calendar in Outlook, synching to Outlook.com, which then syncs to the device.
From what you describe, you've got your Outlook desktop client synching with Outlook.com, but only for one calendar file, and that contains only birthdays. You need to clean up your Outlook client before you undertake to integrate via Outlook.com to mobile devices.
10-12-2013 11:42 AM