Google Calendar and G-Suite Calendar is experiencing a worldwide outage.
This is a great time to remind people that “big data” has a problem. Google, Microsoft and Apple want to tie you into their corporate cloud ecosystem. The flaw is that it will put your business down if you depend on them.
There is an alternative.
CompanionLink is a vendor of non cloud-based tools. We have a cloud sync system, but it’s only role is to transport your data. With our tools your data is entirely contained on your PC, your Android Phone, your iPhone and your iPad. So when the data network is down, or when your internet is connected, you can continue to add, schedule, complete and make notes. When your phone connects later, the sync will “catch up” to all your devices.
Details about the sync service outage with Google Calendar
On November 24, 2009, Google made a critical change to a core field in Google Calendar. We don’t know if Google intended this change, or knows that it affects software that uses the published Google API. It may be the case that Google will allow the software to work again in due time. The change by Google to their published APIs made it unable for CompanionLink’s software to Add or Change Calendar information from PC to Google. Google Contacts is not affected. Sync Google Calendar works fine from Google to PC.
CompanionLink has created a software update that complies with Google’s changes. CompanionLink products with build 3082 and higher will contain this change and can be used to update data from PC to Google.
Update: Fix for Google Calendar sync service outage was last modified: November 24th, 2009 by Rushang
CompanionLink has been getting reports from users that as of today morning, their PC calendar has stopped synchronizing with their Google Calendar. CompanionLink was able to reproduce this problem with our in-house tests. We are working on a solution.