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    Under review  ·  380 comments  ·  Outlook for Mac » People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    Nothing new. Nothing happened over 3 (!) years.

    More than 4.500 user votes on Apple Contacts here...

    Plus more than 8.000 user votes for Support for Apple iCloud calendar (https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/18941905-support-for-apple-icloud-calendar?page=1&per_page=20).

    Plus 1.200 user votes on CardDAV (https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/32252851-i-suggest-you-add-caldav-support-to-outlook-for-ma)

    Plus almost 200 user votes for Sync contacts/calendar/notes with Outlook for Mac (https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/33199192-sync-contacts-calendar-and-notes-for-mac-with-out)

    We're talking about 14.000 user votes addressing almost the same issue! Cal-/CardDAV...

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    As I figured out there's a serious bug synching calendar entries in Outlook:MacOSX <-> Office 365 <-> Outlook:iOS.
    I documented (screenshots) and reported this serious bug to the support team using the help/support functionality in Outlook. But - up to now - no solution provided.

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, wrote on July 22, 2015:
    "... We’ve also heard the requests for Gmail and iCloud calendar and contacts sync. We’ll be adding these and other feature requests through monthly updates. ..."
    See: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2015/07/22/your-top-10-questions-about-office-2016-for-mac-answered/
    (Point 8 of "Your top 10 questions about Office 2016 for Mac answered")
    Nothing happened over 3 (!) years.
    Is there anybody taking care of either user requests or Vice President directions?

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    MS wird für Kontakte und Kalender keine Schnittstelle zu iCloud bereitstellen. Es ist kein technisches Problem, es ist unternehmenspolitisch nicht gewollt.

    MS will not provide a sync between contacts and calendar between Outlook for Mac and iCloud. Not because of technical roadblocks, they just don't want it!

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    I don't expect MS implementing Card-/CalDAV (e. g. for iCloud contacts/calendar).
    It's not a technical issue, it's company policy.
    Unfortunately on both sides: Apple as well...
    iTunes for windows provides an API to iCloud contacts/calendar for Outlook for Windows...
    I had discussions with MS support people for Outlook for Mac over the years. They understand the request. They didn't argue technical roadblocks. There reaction was more like politics ("I understand. Please go to user votes and put your votes there. I cannot help you ...").
    And the request is as old as Apple discontinued sync services in Mac OSX Maverick (about 5 years ago).
    This site is a split up a year ago from a general user vote to implement Cal-/CardDAV. Until April 2017 it had been combined user requests 'Support for GMail, iCloud etc. calendars (CalDAV)' with 22,471 votes and 'Support for GMail, iCloud etc. contacts (CardDAV)' with 11,915 votes per April 14th 2017...
    This perhaps should show everybody, that we will not see an implementation of iCloud contacts/calendar (Card-/CalDAV) very soon.
    Much more to add: the CEO of Microsoft Europe declared some years ago: "We understood our customers and will implement Card-/CalDAV into Outlook". A promise waiting to be fulfilled over at least 4 years.
    Any question?
    Decide by yourself: live with outlook as it is or walk away. But don't expect that MS does care about. The number of users of Outlook for Mac is too small.

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    I don't expect MS implementing Card-/CalDAV (e. g. for iCloud contacts/calendar).
    It's not a technical issue, it's company policy.
    Unfortunately on both sides: Apple as well...
    iTunes for windows provides an API to iCloud contacts/calendar for Outlook for Windows...
    I had discussions with MS support people for Outlook for Mac over the years. They understand the request. They didn't argue technical roadblocks. There reaction was more like politics ("I understand. Please go user votes and put your votes there. I cannot help you ...").
    And the request is as old as Apple discontinued sync services in Mac OSX Maverick (about 5 years ago).
    This site of user votes is a split up exact one year ago from a general user vote to implement Cal-/CardDAV. Until April 2017 it had been combined user request 'Support for GMail, iCloud etc. calendars (CalDAV)' with 22,471 votes and 'Support for GMail, iCloud etc. contacts (CardDAV)' with 11,915 votes per April 14th 2017...
    This perhaps should show everybody, that we will not see an implementation of iCloud contacts/calendar (Card-/CalDAV) very soon.
    Much more to add: the CEO of Microsoft Europe declared some years ago: "We understood our customers and will implement Card-/CalDAV into Outlook". A promise waiting to be fulfilled over at least 4 years.
    Any question?
    Decide by yourself: live with outlook as it is or walk away. But don't expect that MS does care about. The number of users of Outlook for Mac is too small.

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    581 comments  ·  Outlook for Mac » Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    Nothing new. Nothing happened over 3 (!) years.

    More than 8.000 user votes here.
    Plus the 4.500 user votes on Apple Contacts (https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/18941932-support-for-apple-icloud-contacts?page=12&per_page=20)

    Plus 1.200 user votes on CarDAV (https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/32252851-i-suggest-you-add-caldav-support-to-outlook-for-ma)

    Plus almost 200 user votes for Sync contacts/calendar/notes with Outlook for Mac (https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/33199192-sync-contacts-calendar-and-notes-for-mac-with-out)

    We're talking about 14.000 user votes addressing almost the same issue! Cal-/CardDAV...

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    As I figured out there's a serious bug synching calendar entries in Outlook:MacOSX <-> Office 365 <-> Outlook:iOS.
    I documented (screenshots) and reported this serious bug to the support team using the help/support functionality in Outlook. But - up to now - no solution provided.

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, wrote on July 22, 2015:
    "... We’ve also heard the requests for Gmail and iCloud calendar and contacts sync. We’ll be adding these and other feature requests through monthly updates. ..."
    See: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2015/07/22/your-top-10-questions-about-office-2016-for-mac-answered/
    (Point 8 of "Your top 10 questions about Office 2016 for Mac answered")
    Nothing happened over 3 (!) years.
    Is there anybody taking care of either user requests or Vice President directions?

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    Der Umweg von iCloud über outlook.live.com (O365) zu Outlook für Mac 2016 funktioniert nicht!

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    As I'm informed, ...
    ... google uses Card-/CalDAV standard (perhaps their special version)
    and Apple uses Card-/CalDAV standard ...

    Therefore I assume that there're political not technical reasons.

    Personally I don't expect MS providing a solution (moving to standards).

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    I don't expect MS implementing Card-/CalDAV (e. g. for iCloud contacts/calendar).
    It's not a technical issue, it's company policy.
    Unfortunately on both sides: Apple as well...
    iTunes for windows provides an API to iCloud contacts/calendar for Outlook for Windows...
    I had discussions with MS support people for Outlook for Mac over the years. They understand the request. They didn't argue technical roadblocks. There reaction was more like politics ("I understand. Please go user votes and put your votes there. I cannot help you ...").
    And the request is as old as Apple discontinued sync services in Mac OSX Maverick (about 5 years ago).
    This site is a split up a year ago from a general user vote to implement Cal-/CardDAV. Until April 2017 it had been combined user requests 'Support for GMail, iCloud etc. calendars (CalDAV)' with 22,471 votes and 'Support for GMail, iCloud etc. contacts (CardDAV)' with 11,915 votes per April 14th 2017...
    This perhaps should show everybody, that we will not see an implementation of iCloud contacts/calendar (Card-/CalDAV) very soon.
    Much more to add: the CEO of Microsoft Europe declared some years ago: "We understood our customers and will implement Card-/CalDAV into Outlook". A promise waiting to be fulfilled over at least 4 years.
    Any question?
    Decide by yourself: live with outlook as it is or walk away. But don't expect that MS does care about. The number of users of Outlook for Mac is too small.

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    69 comments  ·  Outlook for Mac » People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    As I figured out there's a serious bug synching calendar entries in Outlook:MacOSX <-> Office 365 <-> Outlook:iOS.
    I documented (screenshots) and reported this serious bug to the support team using the help/support functionality in Outlook. But - up to now - no solution provided.

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    84 comments  ·  Outlook for Mac » Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    12 comments  ·  Outlook for Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Although this request is for a valid feature (scripts menu), the example given has already been addressed by built-in features. You can either reply to a message with a meeting, or drag the message to the calendar to create a meeting with the message as an attachment.
    What other features do you feel need to be addressed by adding a scripting option?

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    Another purpose to use AppleScript:

    Mechanical Translation into English:
    In Outlook: mac 2011 I could use Apple scripts. This function / interface does not seem to be available anymore.
    Under "Rules", a new rule could be created in the "Output" area, which points to an Applescript. The PopDown menu is the same as in 2011, but instead of the lowest entry 'AppleScript' in 2011, 2016 will say 'Do nothing'. This is of course nonsense, disappointing, frustrating.
    The US forum for Office: mac confirms that Microsoft does not provide this feature. I hope not.
    https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/153/t/277361
    The most important script was: 'Save message (response) with the original message'. A feature that Microsoft provided in Office (Outlook) for Windows from the beginning, at least since 1997. In Office (Outlook) for Mac but never before.
    With an AppleScript I could emulate this trivial, but the work extremely facilitating function. Now Microsoft does not even provide the integration of AppleScript available?
    If I have missed something, please message the solution immediately!
    Original (German):
    In Outlook:mac 2011 habe ich Applescripts benutzen können. Diese Funktion/Schnittstelle scheint nicht mehr verfügbar zu stehen.
    Unter "Regeln" konnte im Bereich "Ausgang" eine neue Regel angelegt werden, die auf ein Applescript verweist. Das PopDown-Menü existiert wie in 2011, aber statt des untersten Eintrages 'AppleScript' in 2011 steht nun in 2016 'Keine Aktion ausführen'. Das ist natürlich Nonsens, enttäuschend, frustrierend.
    Im US-Forum für Office:mac wird bestätigt, dass Microsoft diese Funktion nicht bereitstellt. Hoffentlich nur noch nicht.
    https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/153/t/277361
    Das wichtigste Script war: 'Nachricht (Antwort) mit der Original-Nachricht speichern'. Eine Funktion, die Microsoft in Office (Outlook) für Windows von Beginn an bereitstellte, mindestens seit 1997. In Office (Outlook) für Mac aber bisher noch nie.
    Mit einem AppleScript konnte ich diese triviale, aber die Arbeit extrem erleichternde Funktion nachbilden. Jetzt stellt Microsoft noch nicht einmal mehr die Einbindung von Applescript zur Verfügung?
    Falls ich etwas übersehen haben sollte, bitte umgehend Nachricht über die Lösung!

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    40 comments  ·  Outlook for Mac - Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We need more specific examples of what you’re trying to accomplish from those who have voted for this feature. Are you trying to integrate with a third party application and just need CalDav support? Or are you trying to access your calendar hosted on a different service like iCloud or Yahoo? Please comment with your specific needs.
    Thank you for your continued participation in making Outlook for Mac better.

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    Clear Litserv commented  · 

    Goal: Sync in both directions of calendar and contacts between Outlook:mac and iPhone / iPad. If possible, also notes and tasks.

    I prefer to use my own CardDAV- and CalDAV-server (third party product as well as OSX server).

    But I would accept to sync via iCloud as an '80% solution'.

    What I don't understand:
    (1) If MS implements Card-/CalDAV to Outlook:mac, then it should be possible to sync with iCloud.
    (2) MS provides sync between outlook:iOS and iCloud; the technology seems to be available. Why not for Outlook:mac?
    (3) Apple provides an AddIn for Outlook:win to sync contacts and calendar in iCloud; I assume to attract MS customers for Apple services and products. Why isn't MS doing the same, providing sync-services for Outlook:mac with iPhone / iPad with/without iCloud? In my view this would make Outlook:mac much more attractive...

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