Get Microsoft Outlook Categories On Your iOS & Android Device

As many Outlook users will tell you, categories play an important role in keeping everything organized. Categorizing your contacts, calendars, notes, & tasks helps you to break them down into manageable groups of information. Color-coding this information further helps by giving you the ability to interpret data at a glance. For example, I use yellow to signify a business call.  I use red to denote a mission critical appointment.  I use blue for business meetings, and green for personal meetings. Just by glancing at the color of an appointment, I know what it’s for.

Business people rely on similar systems every day to be productive. However, another thing many Outlook users will tell you is that they have not found a great way to sync categories to the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, & Android devices.

This is a major concern for many people. The ability to categorize data efficiently becomes severely limited when it is only accessible at the computer. We are a mobile society, and we need our information available at a glance if we are to stay productive on the go. Therefore, the ability to sync Outlook categories is not just convenient for most users, it’s quite important!

That’s where DejaOffice enters the picture. DejaOffice is a free iOS and Android app that we built in response to the need for a great way to sync data from Outlook, as well as a variety of other popular Personal Information Manager programs. Using DejaOffice in conjunction with CompanionLink for Outlook allows you to sync your existing category data from Outlook to your Apple or Android device over Wi-Fi or via CompanionLink Secure Hosted Wireless. With DejaOffice and CompanionLink, you are able to take your categories with you! For more information on how to set up and sync Outlook categories, visit our support page.

Forbes and NY Times Recommend CompanionLink’s BlackBerry Sync with Outlook 2010

Not so long ago, RIM updated their Desktop Software package to support Microsoft Outlook 2010. However, they only offered support for the 32-bit edition of Outlook 2010, not the 64-bit edition. CompanionLink announced compatibility with both the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Outlook 2010 with BlackBerry and other mobile devices. Recently, popular publications Forbes and the New York Times reviewed CompanionLink’s sync solution for BlackBerry with Outlook 2010.

In the New York Times Personal Tech Q&A section, columnist J. D. Biersdorfer mentions that official support documents from BlackBerry indicate that BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0 is not compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-bit. Biersdorfer suggests CompanionLink as a solution for synchronizing with BlackBerry devices.

A post on the Forbes Investor blog by writer Marc Gerstein highlights his frustrating experience spending hours trying to sync his BlackBerry Tour with Outlook 2010. Gerstein points out that his frustrations are shared with many BlackBerry owners facing similar sync problems. Gerstein then turned to CompanionLink to solve his BlackBerry to Outlook 2010 sync issues. CompanionLink was able to sync Gerstein’s data within a few minutes.

Want to know more? Visit www.companionlink.com/blackberry

Sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010 64-bit

Sync Outlook 2010 64-bit with BlackBerry

Microsoft recently released Outlook 2010 to all Microsoft Volume Licensing customers, with full 64-bit compatibility being offered in core Office 2010 applications. One of the hitches about running Outlook 2010 64-bit is that 3rd-party add-ins generally must be written specifically for 64-bit.

Since Outlook 2010 has become available, some users have been reporting that they’re having trouble syncing BlackBerry to Outlook 2010 64-bit. CompanionLink has developed proprietary x64 sync technology which allows us to fully support sync with Outlook 2010 64-bit. CompanionLink is proud to offer three solutions to sync BlackBerry with Outlook 64-bit.

1. Sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010 via USB

This method offers a simple secure sync of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes between Outlook and BlackBerry via the USB cable. Download Now

2. Sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010 wireless via Google

This method syncs Outlook contacts and calendar to any Google account. The free Google Sync service can be used to wireless sync with BlackBerry. Download Now

3. Sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010 using the CompanionLink Wireless Sync Service.

This method offers complete two-way sync of contacts, calendar and tasks between Outlook and BlackBerry using CompanionLink’s automatic wireless sync service for $9.95/month. Download Now

CompanionLink supports Outlook 2010 64-bit sync with BlackBerry, along with a wide variety of phones including Apple iPhone, Palm Pre, Android and Windows Mobile devices. For a full list of supported phones, and to download a free 14-day trial, visit www.companionlink.com/phones

CompanionLink Releases Sync For Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-bit

Sync with Office 2010Outlook 2010, now available to Microsoft Software Assurance customers, is a substantial update to the most popular email, contact and calendar management software in the world. New in Outlook 2010 is the option to install a full 64-bit version for enhanced speed and capability. However, many users are finding that they are having trouble syncing their phones with the newest versions of Outlook.

CompanionLink is proud to be one of the first to support complete sync for all versions of Outlook 2010. CompanionLink uses unique proprietary sync technology to deliver both 32-bit and 64-bit Outlook 2010 support in one software package.  The PC-based solution supports two-way sync of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes.  Sync with Google Contacts and Calendar as well as smartphones like Apple® iPhone®, BlackBerry®, Google Android-powered devices, Palm® webOS®, and Windows® Mobile devices is fully supported.

Outlook 2010 sync options

Update April 27, 2010: CompanionLink syncs with Outlook 2010 32-bit and 64-bit

Today, Microsoft announced the public availability of Microsoft Office 2010 Beta.  Microsoft says the new version is designed to deliver the best productivity experience across the PC, phone and browser.  CompanionLink plays a key role in enhancing the productivity of Outlook 2010 by syncing data to mobile and web-based platforms.

CompanionLink provides complete two-way synchronization between Outlook 2010 and  the latest smartphone platforms, popular PC contact management software, and web-based services like Google, Gmail, and Google Apps.  CompanionLink  synchronizes Outlook contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes.  It can be configured to sync data with the following mobile platforms:

Apple iPhone
Google Android
BlackBerry
Palm webOS
Palm OS
Windows Mobile
Symbian OS (via Google)

There are four primary ways CompanionLink can be set up to sync Outlook 2010 data.

Sync option 1: Outlook 2010 wired sync (USB) with phones

Outlook 2010 USB sync with phones

CompanionLink can do a USB sync between Outlook 2010 and supported phones.  Data either syncs using CompanionLink’s proprietary technology or using helper conduits like BlackBerry Desktop Manager (for BlackBerry devices), iTunes (for iPhones), HotSync Manager (for Palm OS devices), or ActiveSync (for Windows Mobile phones).

Sync option 2: Outlook 2010 sync with Google, Gmail, and Google Apps

Outlook 2010 sync with Google, Gmail, and Google Apps

CompanionLink can sync contacts and calendar with your Google account.  Contacts and calendar sync to Google Contacts and Google Calendar.  Once data is synchronized with Google, the free Google Sync service offered by Google can sync that data over-the-air with smartphones.  CompanionLink works seamlessly with the Google Sync feature.

Sync option 3: Wireless sync using CompanioLink’s wireless sync service

Outlook 2010 wireless sync service by CompanionLink

CompanionLink also offers a wireless sync service that syncs Outlook 2010 contacts, calendar, tasks and notes directly to the phone’s built-in address book, calendar, and tasks apps.  The monthly service allows users who are using Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2010 Business Contact Manager without an Exchange Server or BlackBerry Enterprise Service get over-the-air sync capabilities.

With iPhone, CompanionLink has a custom iPhone app (called DejaOffice) that provides PC-like calendar and tasks modules that include categories, priorities, and sorting features that business users have come to expect.

Sync option 4: Sync Outlook 2010 with other PC contact managers

CompanionLink can also be set up to sync Outlook 2010 with Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Outlook 2010 Business Contact Manager, Palm Desktop, ACT! and GoldMine.  Two-way sync lets customers work in either software and ensure the other is updated every time a sync is done.