Synching shared calendars with Outlook

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Synching shared calendars with Outlook

Post by ConnDublin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:53 am


We are evaluating your s/w on behalf of a doctor's clinic. Three doctors, three secretaries, all doctors see all calendars, all secretaries can edit all three. All simple so far, working in test mode and all looks good so far.

Each doctor want to synch his calendar with his own Outlook diary, so that he can in turn synch with his hand-held device / PDA / whatever. When I look at the help files, etc. it seems shared calendars can not be synched with Outlook.

Any ideas on a work-around? As the names of patients are included in the appointments, they are reluctant to go the Google route, for privacy of data reasons.

(Using 7.0.2 Pro on a lan, with a shared folder)


Conn, Dublin, Ireland

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Re: Synching shared calendars with Outlook

Post by VueSoft » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:46 pm

Hi Conn, welcome to the forums.

Currently, there's no way to configure a shared calendar to also sync with Outlook. This may be something that is improved in the future, but there are some potential sync issues that need to be worked out before that can happen. In the meantime, a shared calendar can be exported to Outlook, using the the menu command File -> Export Events -> To Outlook. The export should usually take only a few seconds, and the program will detect if an event already exists in Outlook from a previous export, so it won't be duplicated. After commanding the export, the hand-held device can then be synced to receive the events defined in the shared calendar within VueMinder.
Dan Chartrand, Founder
VueSoft LLC | St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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