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.
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.
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
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.
I found this today : https://outlookgooglesync.codeplex.com/releases/view/105332 It's free, open source, and looks non intrusive. FTW!
Now that the Google Calendar Sync has stopped working I found a replacement Outlook4Gmail. Although it isn’t free it works great, actually better than Google's own product did.