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I would like to sync my work outlook calendar with a google calendar. But I read that the Google Calendar Sync program is being retired in Jan 2013. What alternatives do I have?

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Just so you know, if you sign up for Google Sync before January 30, you will still be able to use it. Only new sign-ups are ending. (Though if you uninstall, you can't reinstall...)

There are extensions available for Outlook that allow you to sync with CalDav calendars like Google Calendar. SyncDroid has a list of a bunch of different ones -- they recommend CompanionLink. Sync2 is also pretty popular.

You can also use outlook.com, Microsoft's own online calendar; I think it's free, but you'd have to migrate all your data over.

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"Just so you know, if you sign up for Google Sync before January 30, you will still be able to use it." - Not any more, it will shut down for everyone in August 2014. –  Piskvor Jul 9 at 9:37
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Try any third-party tool. I personally use Sync2 to sync my inbox, calendar and contacts between work desktop and my laptop. Useful piece of software.

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Welcome to Web Applications Stack Exchange! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include more detail on what the service has to offer, rather than just linking to it. –  Fogest Aug 9 '13 at 15:34
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gSyncit works reliably.

From linked page:

gSyncit is a Microsoft Outlook add-in that allows for the synchronization of Outlook calendars, contacts, notes, and tasks with your Google account. In addition, gSyncit also supports synchronization between Outlook and Toodledo, Pocket Informant Online, Evernote, Dropbox, Simplenote and Nozbe.

Sync your iOS iPhone/iPad with Outlook using gSyncit and your Google account. Some sync functions require additional apps for your device. Sync your Android device with Outlook using gSyncit and your Google account. Some sync functions require additional apps for your device. WINDOWS 8 & OUTLOOK 2013 / OFFICE 365 (DESKTOP CLIENT) SUPPORTED

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I've edited your answer to include a little more detail. Typically link only answers are not acceptable. –  Fogest Aug 9 '13 at 15:47
    
@Fogest - Thanks. It's funny though - I am pretty sure I never clicked the button to save my answer. I decided to bail out while typing so I hit the back button and I suspect the site was trying to be smart and saved my input anyway. I actually hadn't intended to leave the answer! :) –  Matt Aug 10 '13 at 17:15
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I don't see a good free alternative yet, but Google's own "Google Apps for Business" provides this feature and more for much less than other alternatives popping up - only $5 per month verses $15 a month and up I've seen advertised elsewhere.

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I found this today : https://outlookgooglesync.codeplex.com/releases/view/105332 It's free, open source, and looks non intrusive. FTW!

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Can you expand on that? How will this solve the problem? –  Al E. Nov 13 '13 at 23:08
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