outlook configuration sync across machines
Using Office 365 and desktop Outlook, sync the configuration of Outlook for any machine I run it on. Carry through Office 365 my Outlook settings for appearance (message header display, etc.) and client-side rules and folder expire policies. Also add calendar color sync function across devices and for all the protocols. Also t would be great to have a feature where Calendars could synchronized without having to send event invites to different Outlook accounts.
It would be incredibly helpful to be able to sync our emails and data across multiple computers without paying for 3rd party software.
I don't get it. I purchased Outlook 365 so that I could get Outlook on my Ipad and my Ipod, but still have my desktop with PST file saving all the mail. Unfortunately, no matter how I configure my desktop, I lose mail. If I delete a message on my Ipad it disappears and never ends up on my desktop. The only way I see to ensure I get all mail is to configure my mail accounts on my desktop to keep all mail on server for 365 days. So when I am away for extended periods of time, I still get all my mail when I return home. New meaning to "Outlook 365". Sheesh. I can't even just uninstall the App on my Ipad and Ipod as I still won't be able to revert to POP mail as the new version doesn't support it, In a perfect world, Mathieu's suggestion would already be in place before the product is released.
Ashleigh McSidhe commented
I also need to be able to put the .OST files where I want them - on an external drive, not my computer internal.
Ashleigh McSidhe commented
I have a Win10 phone... and Office 365 Pro (bib Outlook, not the baby "app"). I need to be able to choose outlook.com for my mail so that it syncs over to my phone. My default email cannot be changed to outlook.com because I have my own domain that I want the email in. There is no way for me to get "Exchange Active Sync" , and I don't want Google as an intermediary either (I want to be Google-free). So just let us change the default calendar in Outlook. right now it works for me if I move all cal. items over to the outlook.com calendar, but that's a manual process and it takes too long.
Fully agree! I purchased Office 365 because it supposedly offered the capability to synchronize all data across multiple devices and platforms (PC, mac, tablet, smartphone). For someone like me who uses a gmail e-mail address, synchronizing Outlook across more than one device simply doesn't work. I still have a .pst file, which apparently can only be stored on my local PC (not on OneDrive, due to file size and risk of file corruption). I am just a home user, not an IT professional, but I understand that I need "Exchange Active Sync" capability, which I apparently don't have if I'm using gmail for my e-mail. My understanding is that I could switch from POP3 to IMAP to synchronize my e-mail, but that wouldn't enable synchronization of Contacts or Calendar. I can apparently enable synchronization of Contacts via Outlook.com, similar to how I used to with my older version of Office (2007) and the "Hotmail Connector" facility, but that was cumbersome and didn't work very well. Microsoft, please just fix this so that we can use all of the Outlook functionality across multiple devices irrespective of our e-mail domain! This should just simply work, without having to be an IT professional to get it up and running!
Fran Mc commented
Also sync calendar contacts, mail, etc!
Peter Fattore commented
Agreed, also, some of the settings in the options share between computers and do sync to the 'cloud'. However, none of them are labeled as such. So, as an intermediate step, the menus could really use clarification on what is cloud sycned!
However, some options offer local overrides, like Name and Initials.