This is a quick one for anyone who has an Android Phone (in my case a SAMSUNG NOTE) and wants to sync their OFFICE 2010 OUTLOOK calender to the phone and some other pointers in between. After MANY MANY hours messing around with this and investigating ALL the sync software and CRAZY ideas out there, here is the most SIMPLE solution.
Scenario. I moved to outlook.mail on my phone because it was exactly the interface and layout I wanted. However what followed was crazy. Firstly I could sync my CONTACTS with my gmail account but then found to my amazement that you cannot then edit them on the phone, even confirmed by MS. They appear as Read Only contacts ! I was also not wanting to use the GMAIL calendar as I had OUTLOOK 2010 on my PC which WOULD already sync perfectly to FOR MAIL to the outlook.com app on my phone.
However the CALENDAR wouldnt ! It would not sync with the Google Calendar interface on my phone and I didnt want to use GMAIL .
Hey Ho ! After hours of investigation, I thought I would try the SAMSUNg S PLANNER (calendar) which came with the phone.
Firstly I deleted the gmail and outlook.com accounts FROM THE S PLANNER settings, to set everything up properly.
I then firstly added BACK my outlook.com mail account, and JUST synced the Calendar NOT ANYTHING ELSE as the mail synced back fine with the outlook.com app !
I then re added my GMAIL account and ONLY SYNCED the contacts !!!!!!!!
1) This means I can now use my outlook.com app on my phone and it synces perfectly with Web Outlook AND Outlook 2010 on my PC.
2) I can also update my CALENDAR on WebOutlook AND Outlook 2010 and everything Synces perfectly to my phone using Samsung S Planner calendar. Just remember to hit send and receive and wait a few moments on Outlook2010 to check the calendar has updated on the phone.
3) And lastly I just use GMAIL now for my contacts as i can update them on the phone and they sync back to Gmail, UNTIL MS comes up with a proper solution in the future to resolve the issue of Read Only contacts on and an Android phone.
There we go everything working perfectly in a non perfect world !