06/04/2009, 11:11 AM
I have a question about Outlook vs. Synergy and syncing to calendars and contacts. This is a crucial part of my decision on whether the Pre will work for me or not as not only a phone but a PIM.
I currently use Outlook 2007 as my main source of scheduling, contacts, tasks, etc., and I do it on two computers - one at home, one at work. When I schedule something on my computer(s), it's transferred to my phone, and vice versa, when I sync them. As I understand how the Pre will function, it will only sync one way with Outlook, and then only one time (at least that is how I understand it, I may be wrong and it won't be the last time, I'm sure). It relies on a web-based location for doing the updates and coordinating contacts and schedules, such as Google. My problem with doing that is my employer ( a hospital group) blocks all of those types of sites (we can't even get email from anything other than our in-house system). As for using the Exchange server, they only allow phones provided by our IS department to have access to the server, not personal phones. My Outlook information is not available to me outside of a hospital computer, ie, it never sees the Internet. Cell phone reception is not a problem outside of the hospital, but inside it is non-exsistent.
Is it possible to sync more than one time with Outlook, like on a daily basis. This could be a deal breaker for me as far as ever using a WebOS based phone if that is not possible. Again, I may not understand exactly how the Pre works in the real world, but after Saturday I may have a better understanding.
Thanks for any input. Not wanting this to turn into a debate on the pros and cons of why it works the way it does, just a just a question on how.