One question which remains unanswered for many business professionals who use Outlook and have a BlackBerry Z10 is “How do I sync Outlook with BlackBerry?” For Exchange Server users, this process is greatly simplified via ActiveSync. Exchange allows calendar, contacts and email to be directly integrated, with no additional software required.
But what of business oriented BB10 users who utilize Outlook without Exchange?
Sync Outlook with BlackBerry via USB or Cloud
CompanionLink offers two solutions for this scenario, as detailed below– Direct synchronization, and synchronization utilizing web-based services such as Gmail or Outlook.com.
- Directly sync Outlook with BlackBerry contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, and categories:
- Install CompanionLink for Outlook onto your Windows PC.
- Set the sync method to either DejaCloud wireless sync or Direct USB.
- Configure email directly on the BB10 device, with POP3 or IMAP.
- Sync Outlook to Gmail or Outlook.com, and then set up your BB10 accounts:
- Install CompanionLink for Outlook.
- Set CompanionLink to sync with either Google or Outlook.com, depending on which service you plan to use.
- Set up your BB10 device with your Gmail or Outlook.com account (Settings > Accounts > Email, Contacts, Calendar).
Why Direct Sync Between Outlook and BlackBerry is Preferable
CompanionLink recommends direct sync (solution 1 above), as solution 2 has the following drawbacks:
- Your Outlook data will be hosted on Google, a company that makes money from targeted advertising.
- Your data will not map one-to-one with fields offered in Google’s interface, possibly leading to data corruption.
- Your data may be altered every time Google changes their web-based system.
Detailed information regarding sync options with BlackBerry 10 devices and Outlook is available on CompanionLink’s BB10 webpage.
Many users have been reporting that they’re having trouble synchronizing their BlackBerry devices with Outlook 2010. CompanionLink offers multiple solutions to sync BlackBerry with Outlook 2010; both 32-bit and 64-bit editions are fully supported. For more information on how to sync Outlook 2010 with BlackBerry devices, visit www.companionlink.com/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