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
12-01-2014 09:25 PM
I have a Q10 which is currently inactive, using my old Torch right now because of major issues using BB Link. and was directed to this thread. The consensus seems to be that Outlook.com is the only way to reslove this. Being a techno clutz I tried following your instructions from your very 1st post on this thread. I have Outlook 2007.
However, I think I screwed up because I couldn’t find the hotmail connector at first, so I copied all of my contacts into Outlook.com 1 by 1 then down loaded the hotmail connector for Outlook 2003 & 2007 which I eventually found. Link below
Then I noticed that outlook and Outlook.com weren’t syncing when I tried to add any info in a contacts notes in outlook or outlook.com. Also not getting any emails in outlook.com except for the congrats from the Support team.
Also rather than copy and past from the PST file, I just copied and pasted directly from my Outlook contacts. When I went back to look at the instructions I realized I was supposed to add the connector first. Is there any way around this, or do I have to start from scratch. Thank-you
12-01-2014 10:15 PM
12-02-2014 02:56 PM
LOL.........Thanks. Not looking forward to that. This whole thing has given me a migraine. Wish BB would get on the ball with it's Link
After going over your instruction a number of times I think I understand it.much better.
1. How to start over
Do I delete Outlook.com. If so then I understand That when you close your account, your user name, password, account profile will be permanently deleted. Because of this, you won’t be able to sign in to your Microsoft account, Xbox LIVE or anywhere else using this account.
If I have to Delete Outlook.com can I re-register using my same info & passwords? OR
Is there another way to create a new Outlook.com without deleting / removing the original one. I have enot been able to find any info on this.
Once I get this set up
Thank-you very much.
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
You do not have to delete your Outlook.com account. You simply need to:
Once everything is done and synced, you should be good to go...the real key is preservation of your data...copying it all to a PST is the best way to be safe. If I recall correctly, way back when I wrote those instructions up, I had to do it multiple times to test out the various ways...but always was using the exact same Outlook.com account (well, in my case hotmail, but they are the same thing now), just cleansing the data out if it as per the above.
12-03-2014 06:26 PM
Thank-you very much sdgardne. Really appreciate this. I’ve been going bald pulling my hair out this last week and a half.
I have been using my Torch until I get Outlook.com installed and running on my computer. I am hoping to activate my device tomorrow.
I have gotten to Step 7 ‘Add your Hotmail/Outlook.com account to your BlackBerry 10 device’.
with the help of my on-line techie
Question, in Step 6 you say “Once synchronization is complete within Microsoft Outlook on your computer, you can confirm that everything transferred correctly via the Hotmail/Outlook.com web interfaces."
When I open Outlook.com I don’t see any of my contacts showing up. My techie said that they are there and will show up when I sync my phone. Is this correct or did we miss something?
Thank-you in advance.