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Windows Live calendar sync with Google calendar
Vanity | 3/30/2012 | bcsco

Posted on 03/30/2012 9:45:13 AM PDT by bcsco

Has anyone successfully synced Windows Live calendar with Google calendar? I have a tried various methods that come up in a Google search, but none work. Ultimately,I want my Windows Live calendar to sync with my Android (google) tablet. But the only apps I can find for Android (Hotmail + Seven) and Remo Sync have their own problems.

Hotmail installs on Andriod and links to my Windows Live calendar (as well as Google). And my Windows Live calendar then displays on my Android. But, if I turn off my Android and reboot at a later time, the sync is gone. Re-installs act the same way.

Remo Sync installs well and displays my Windows Live calendar, contacts and Tasks. But, it's a 2 week trial and when the 2 weeks are up, I have to buy the license. When I go to buy the license I get an error message that I can't get a link. Re-installs continue to have the same problem. I've dealt with Remo support to no avail.

All other calendar programs deal with Google calendars; not Windows Live.

TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: calendars; google; microsoft; windowslive
My last ditch effort is to have my Windows Live desktop calendar sync with a Google calendar, then have that display on my Android. But I have tried numerous suggestions through Google search (which all give pretty much the same instructions), and I cannot get my Windows Live calendar to display on my Google calendar. I'm supposed to use an ICS link, but when I input that ICS link Google gives me an error message that it's not a legitimate web address.

I know we have a large number of IT people here. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

1 posted on 03/30/2012 9:45:17 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

The nation is in dire straits and you’re coordinating calendars.

If these Republicrats don’t shape up, and if the Democraps don’t get defeated, it won’t matter what day it is as there will be war!

2 posted on 03/30/2012 10:00:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: IbJensen

I also play Freecell between other computer projects. I guess that makes me doubly insensitive...

3 posted on 03/30/2012 10:07:43 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

Syncrhonization with my desktop Outlook was a primary consideration for picking a phone about two weeks ago.

I was ready to part ways with Blackberry after more than a decade.

Here’s what I found:

1. The latest version of Windows Mobile 7.0 will not USB synch with desktop Outlook. They want you on their cloud.

2. Google’s Android devices want you on their cloud. They synch with nothing on the desktop.

3. There are third party products that will allow synch from phone to desktop.

4. There are METHODS for downloading a file from either Android OR Live and synching with a phone or a tablet. They tend to be ‘batch’ in nature.

5. In the end, ONLY BLACKBERRY would provide seamless synch to Outlook via USB. I couldn’t believe it. I had the funeral, and was ready for a new Android universe, since there was no way in hell I was buying Apple anything.

6. Been using Google apps for about two years now and it is not only not very good, but also, not getting any better any quickly. I don’t think, frankly, they care. They are, however, requiring Android users to migrate from Live to Apps in order to have phone synch to the cloud.

7. I respect your decision to migrate to the cloud, but the arrogance of charging me to be in the cloud, and then using everything I send to them for commercial purposes, privacy be damned, is something to which I’ll never agree.

I will NEVER send personal contacts trusted to me by the people who gave them to me to some cloud for exploitation’s sake. It’s amazing, really. Google with their ‘Don’t be evil.’ Those days are over.

4 posted on 03/30/2012 11:15:57 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs

I don’t have Outlook. I’m using Windows Live which is the replacement in Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 7 is what I run) for the old Outlook Express. It expands Windows Express to provide calendar, contacts and tasks data similar to Outlook.

Nor do I have a smartphone. What I’m interested in is syncing my Windows Live desktop (via their online Windows Live cloud site) with my Android tablet. Android is a Google development and that’s why most calendar apps that are available for Android sync the Google calendar, not the Windows Live calendar. What I thought was, if I could sync my desktop Windows Live calendar with a Google calendar, it should show up through that sync to my Android tablet’s calendar. But so far, nope. Can’t get it to work.

There are numerous sites available through a Google search that say it can be done. But when you post the Windows Live ICS code in Google calendar, I get the error message stating it’s not a workable URL.

I’m at the point of giving up. I’ve played around with this most of the day and am getting nowhere fast. Even Microsft’s own Hotmail app for the Android doesn’t work. It works initially, but when you turn off the Android, then back on again, the connection is lost.

5 posted on 03/30/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

Good luck dealing with that Android Hotmail app thingy. I have a Kindle Fire and was looking through the Hotmail app

All I was trying to do is get one of my calendars to send notifications of recurring events. That took me two months to get that working right.

6 posted on 03/30/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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Mine's a Nook Color with the 16gb N2ACard inserted in the microSD slot. Android runs fine on it. In fact I haven't opened the Nook operating system since getting the card. But the Hotmail app is another story. Once installed on the card, and my Windows Live account set up, it works. But when I turn off the tablet, then turn it back on again, the connection is lost. It only shows my Google connection. I've re-installed several times with the same results. I maintain the member rosters for two service clubs in town and carry my Nook Color to meetings so I can immediately update my files when a member's information needs updating. I can also access the web if in a public hotspot so it would be nice to have my calendar available as well. No such luck...
7 posted on 03/30/2012 11:43:56 AM PDT by bcsco
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Yeah, I gave up too. Google apps can’t handle simple appointment requests.

We aren’t customers. We are slaves being fought over between two competing plantations.

8 posted on 03/30/2012 11:53:37 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs
We aren’t customers. We are slaves being fought over between two competing plantations.

Exactly. BTW, I don't pay for my Windows Live service. I simply use it to maintain my calendar, contacts and to-dos. Since it's integrated along with my desktop email it makes for a fine one-stop program to handle it all. All I want is to be able to port it over to my Nook Color/Android tablet. That's all. But nope. Can't do that. Because its a Microsoft product, and Android is a Google development doncha know.

9 posted on 03/30/2012 12:00:23 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

I simply got a Windows Phone. All my problems went away. Outlook on my computer syncs with my Hotmail accounts (and one Gmail account) and I have three tiles (although they could be merged), one for each account on my WP7.

I have the updates set to every hour but if I manually hit refresh on both my computer and phone they can sync within 20 seconds.

10 posted on 03/30/2012 1:56:39 PM PDT by Raymann
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I’m retired and have no need for a smartphone. All it does is cost more for the service. I’m happy with what I have, just would like to sync my PC and my tablet. I don’t think that’s too much to ask, but apparently Google and Microsoft are more interested in turf than service.

11 posted on 03/30/2012 2:01:18 PM PDT by bcsco
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