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  1.    #1  
    I've read that syncing between 1 handheld and 2 PCs is
    fine as long as the PIM is the same between the two PCs.

    My situation: 1 VDx, 2PCs, where the work PC is using
    Outlook (full-blown, not Express), and my second PC
    has Outlook Express (I don't currently use). I primarily
    work off of my VDx, but I get appointments scheduled at
    work that appear on Outlook, and I don't always sync up
    to the PC to keep the VDx and work PC info updated, like
    during the day, etc. Generally, though, all is well,
    and Outlook and the VDx get in sync.

    Now, I have a new PC at home, with USB ports, and it comes
    with Outlook Express. I have read that I should not use two
    different PIMs, so that would rule out using Palm Desktop
    at home. Fine with me.

    Here's the $64K question: Are Outlook and Outlook Express
    considered the "same" from the perspective of HotSyncing
    between two of the "same" PIMs, or are these two flavors
    of Outlook considered "different" the way Palm Desktop, Outlook, and any other PIM are different?

    Followup question: I have not yet sync'ed my VDx at
    home. If the answer to the first question is that the
    Outlook versions are considered different, then can
    I get around using any PIM at home and just use the
    USB cradle for loading apps without compromising my
    work (Outlook) and VDx sync capability and/or data?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jerry
  2. #2  
    Outlook and Outlook Express are different beasts entirely.
    Outlook Express is only a mail client, so that if you want to get your scheduling information at home, you will have to use a PIM of some sort.

    I have a similar situation and sync to Outlook at work and the Palm Desktop/Outlook Express at home. (I don't sync mail regularly, but it works fine.) This is a common setup, I believe.

    You may want at some point to upgrade the Pocket Mirror Outlook conduit software that comes with the Visor to the professional version. This lets you filter by categories and thereby keep your private information off the Exchange Server at work.

    HTH

    Dennis
  3.    #3  
    Thanks for the quick reply. I was afraid you were
    going to say Outlook and Outlook Express were quite
    different, and that's why I didn't just go ahead and
    attempt to do the HotSync.

    Really, all I want to be able to do is use the USB
    cradle at home (serial at work on my laptop) to download
    apps and such to my VDx. I don't currently use any PIM
    at home on my old computer, and don't anticipate doing
    so on the new one. But I'm not clear that HotSyncing
    with different PIMs is entirely safe, even if I give
    a PIM during the initial install just as a "placeholder"
    so that I can get through the install procedure. I
    know at that point, I can basically disable all syncing
    at home except apps, which is what I want.

    Seem reasonable?

    Thanks,Jerry
  4. #4  
    Originally posted by jmahone
    Really, all I want to be able to do is use the USB
    cradle at home (serial at work on my laptop) to download
    apps and such to my VDx. I don't currently use any PIM
    at home on my old computer, and don't anticipate doing
    so on the new one. But I'm not clear that HotSyncing
    with different PIMs is entirely safe, even if I give
    a PIM during the initial install just as a "placeholder"
    so that I can get through the install procedure. I
    know at that point, I can basically disable all syncing
    at home except apps, which is what I want.
    I would install the Palm Desktop at home. Then, before syncing with the home PC for the first time, disable all the conduits except for Install and Backup. This shouldn't cause any trouble at all.

    For what it's worth, I sync with Outlook 2000 (using PocketMirror 3.0 Pro) at home (USB) and at work (serial) with the Palm Desktop. I consider the Palm Desktop at work to be another backup in addition to BackupBuddy and the Backup Module. I don't use the Palm Desktop to add or modify any data... just as a backup. I've never had any problems with this arrangement.
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  5. #5  
    I Sync with Outlook 97, a serial cable, and Windows NT at work and Outlook 2000, USB cable and WIndows 98SE at home. No problems, no special programs. I don't sync my email because between work and home I probably get 50 to 75 a day! The calender and address book synicing is what is most important to me from outlook. I used to use "Notes" from Outlook as well but then I discovered "WordSmith" ... but that is another story.
    Richard Grogan
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  6.    #6  
    MarkEagle and Azdeadwood,
    Thanks for the advice; this is what I was thinking
    of doing, so it's helpful to know that it can be done
    successfully!

    I don't sync up the mail, or rather, I ensure that
    I have no new mail before syncing up at work; I too
    get way too much mail to dump onto my VDx, and I
    rarely need access to it away from work. Besides,
    the few emails that are really useful usually have
    attachments.

    So, I'm going to install Palm Desktop at home, and
    disable the conduits as MarkEagle described.

    Thanks everyone,
    Jerry

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