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How to Sync Microsoft Outlook with Google

 

Transcript:

In this video, we’re going to show you how to synchronize Microsoft Outlook to a Google account. Then, using the free Google sync software, synchronize Google to your phone.

As you can see here, we’ve populated Microsoft Outlook with Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks. First, open up CompanionLink Setup. Then, select your sync target. In this case: Google. Then select the PC application you’ll be working with. In this case: Microsoft Outlook.

The first thing you want to do is click on the Google Settings button. Here, you’ll enter your Google username and password. You can also specify which Google calendars you’d like to sync with. If you don’t have a Google account, it’s really easy to sign up for one, and it’s free.

Next, we’ll click the Outlook Settings button. Here, you can specify which Outlook data folders to work with, as well as which data types to sync. For Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks, you can select a two-way sync or a one-way sync; either direction.

The Purge and Reload option will completely wipe your Google account and start a fresh sync from Outlook.

Next, click the Advanced Settings button. You may want to go through each of these tabs and just check the settings. The Conflicts tab lets you specify, in the event of a conflict, which side takes precedence. Finally, the Auto-Synchronization tab lets you specify auto-sync settings. You can have CompanionLink sync as often as every 15 minutes. This will allow you to leave CompanionLink running on your PC, and your data will continue to sync while you’re out and about.

Once you’ve configured all your settings, go ahead and click the Synchronize button. You can also double-click the CompanionLink Synchronize icon from your desktop to begin a sync at any time.

The first time you sync, it may run a little slowly, as CompanionLink has to read through all your Outlook contacts, calendar, and tasks. Subsequent syncs will be much faster.

Once a synchronization has finished, all your data should now be in your Google account. To set up sync from your Google account to your phone, just go to www.google.com/sync. Google supports all the major smartphone platforms.

Finally, if you close the CompanionLink window, you’ll see it will still continue to run in the system tray, allowing you to keep auto-sync running. If you’d like to exit CompanionLink completely, just right-click on the system tray icon and select Exit.

If you need additional help, please visit www.companionlink.com/support. Thanks for watching.