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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-17-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8520
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Sync Windows Mail Calendar

Hello there,

I am new to these forums and have got purchased my first blackberry and I need some help! I am on Windows Vista and use Windows Mail for my e-mail, calendar and contacts. Using blackberry desktop manager v5.0.1 I have been able to synchronise the contacts to my blackberry, however I can't synchronise the calendar. When I follow the steps to set up the synchronisation - for the calendar the windows mail option is not listed - yet it was listed there for the contacts.


Please can anyone help, I have been spending hours trying to figure this out!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thank you.


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Re: Sync Windows Mail Calendar

Hi and Welcome to the Forums!


See this KB...it is working exactly as designed.


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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-17-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8520

Re: Sync Windows Mail Calendar

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to help me. Have now resolved issue - thank you.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-30-2010
My Device: Curve 9300
My Carrier: T Mobile

Re: Sync Windows Mail Calendar

On the overview page for Desktop Manager, under Organizer, your website says:


 “BlackBerry Desktop Software is compatible with Microsoft® Outlook®1, Windows® Calendar, IBM® Lotus Notes®, and Yahoo!®. Keep your organizer information in sync so you don't miss a thing.”


Maybe I missed the solution, but when I try to setup Windows® Calendar as the calendar type to sync to, that option does not display.  I have updated all software on my Curve 9300 and Desktop Manager.  What am I missing?  Thanks for your help.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-30-2010
My Device: Bold 9000
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Sync Windows Mail Calendar

I had trouble too until I realized what I wanted was "Windows Native Application". When I chose that I was able to synchronize with the Windows Calendar that comes with Vista. The only problem is, items on the Vista calendar show up as 12 hours before the ones on my Blackberry! Very frustrating.