02-06-2013 09:55 AM
Anyway, BB tech support confirmed this was an outlook Hotmail Connector issue, and they too didn't know how to fix it. Instead, we made a workaround: we exported my calendar and inhaled it into the Hotmail calendar in Sympatico/Hotmail, routing around Outlook entirely.
So that leaves me with one major problem: I cannot update that calendar through Outlook; as an issue of Outlook Hotmail Connector, it's Microsoft's problem, and Microsoft isn't about to get on the phone with you or me to work it out.
Interesting...I don't use Sympatico, so I don't have that particular issue. I do know that, so far, I have the following devices properly synchronizing calendar and contacts, bi-directionally, using HotMail as the conduit:
Today, I intend to add another Desktop Outlook (2010) to this configuration to ensure that I can change a calendar or contact item on any of the included platforms, and have that change replicate through (via HotMail) to all of the others. So far, in this configuration, the HotMail Connector is working perfectly well.
02-06-2013 07:17 PM
As a business user, I have issues with this and the solutions suggested. With privacy laws and responsibility of keeping contact information private and of course my own personal preference of keeping schedules and contacts between my phone and my computer without sending all that private data to a cloud system, this is truly the end of the business uniqueness that was Blackberry. At this moment it is just another phone geared to the kids with their music sync ability and those users that do not care about privacy or security.
I refused the Android upgrade last year because I assumed that Blackberry would respect the business user, which has not happened. Without a direct cable solution, I can't even use this phone except to play and I will be forced to keep my Torch with me as a calendar. This is so sad for a once great Business Brand.
02-06-2013 07:21 PM
02-06-2013 08:05 PM - edited 02-06-2013 08:07 PM
Is anyone using this with their BB10? It has a USB and a wifi option which would keep all data private and secure within the business environment. $50 one time fee is totally acceptable to solve this issue.
Companion Link ? http://www.companionlink.com/products/bb10-outlook
02-06-2013 09:28 PM
02-06-2013 11:14 PM - edited 02-06-2013 11:15 PM
Hey Thanks for your help sdgardne !! You got me thinking about syncing through google / gmail account and active sync on the Z10. The missing link was Sync2 .
02-07-2013 02:01 AM
If this is not rectified by the US launch, I will not be upgrading. What's the point of all the business hype if I'm stuck pushing everything to cloud. Local sync was invaluable to the BB experience. I might as well get the new Galaxy that's coming out around April/May.
02-07-2013 09:53 AM
02-07-2013 09:39 PM
After years of outlook, I am ready to embrace a new calendar that will allow me to view a calendar on my laptop, playbook and new BBZ10. However it's not so simple. I now have the Z10 set up on a yahoo calendar and it's working but I can't get the playbook to work. I'm going in to "add new account"/"caldav" using the EXACT same settings and password and it keeps rejecting it. This should not be so complicated. Can someone please suggest something? Should I try a completely different calendar? I currently use an @rogers email and have windows 8 on my laptop.