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Outlook to sharepoint not updating

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:05 am
by rftranstv
We use a sharepoint calender to schedule guests on a locally produced show. The producer and sales people want to link this sharepoint calender to their outlook calender. When you add an event to sharepoint, the event shows up on the linked calender in outlook. It DOES NOT work the other way around. When someone adds a event in the linked calender in outlook, it does not show up on the sharepoint calender. Any ideas on why?

Re: Outlook to sharepoint not updating

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:07 am
by rftranstv
also we are using outlook 2007...and sharepoint 3.0

Re: Outlook to sharepoint not updating

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:15 am
by Dale H. Cook
rftranstv wrote:It DOES NOT work the other way around. ... Any ideas on why?
Sharepoint is collaborative software, designed to disseminate its contents to multiple users. Outlook is individual software, not collaborative, first designed decades before Sharepoint, and was not designed for dissemination. That is likely just as well as bidirectional dissemination, if not implemented properly, would generate a feedback loop between multiple databases. A workable bidirectional implementation would require major rewrites of both Sharepoint and Outlook.

Re: Outlook to sharepoint not updating

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:27 am
by rftranstv
so basically there's no way to update a sharepoint calendar from outlook?

Re: Outlook to sharepoint not updating

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:12 am
by Dale H. Cook
rftranstv wrote:so basically there's no way to update a sharepoint calendar from outlook?
No, there is not, short of manually updating Sharepoint using the data from your Outlook calendar.

Re: Outlook to sharepoint not updating

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:46 am
by rftranstv
ahh got ya thanks for the help