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It creates an "Entourage" calendar in iCal
Authored by: innate on Mar 31, '06 11:46:37AM

It creates an iCal calendar called "Entourage". Anything in that calendar is synced, anything not in that calendar is not synced.

Yes, you get multiple alarms. Of course it's trivial to turn off the alarms in Entourage -- just click "Turn Off Office Notifications" in the Entourage application menu.

Note that it uses Apple's Sync Services so there is no user interface other than the checkbox in Entourage. All the syncing happens automatically and, as far as I can tell, immediately.



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Syncing is NOT immediate!
Authored by: googoo on Mar 31, '06 12:12:40PM

I have just done some testing on the immediacy of the syncing between iCal and Entourage. I found that if I modified, deleted, or created an iCal event immediately before quitting iCal, the change would not show up on Entourage until I restarted iCal. I ran some more tests with iCal events and discovered that iCal seems to check in with SyncServices every 15 seconds. As far as I can tell, the 15-second interval starts when iCal starts. The bottom line is that if you quit iCal before it registers your modification with SyncServices, then Entourage will not get the change (nor should any other SyncServices-dependent item). To be safe, wait 15 seconds after a change before quitting. (You would think that iCal would run one last sync when quitting!)

-Mark



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It creates an "Entourage" calendar in iCal
Authored by: chazzzzy on Apr 12, '06 08:17:02AM

Actually I just noticed this morning.. if I create an item in iCal (Entourage Calendar of course) and add an alarm, the alarm DOES NOT sync over to Entourage! This is MAJOR for me, as my exchange account syncs with my blackberry.

Alarms sync the other way, but not if I create it on iCal. Can you guys see if it does the same for you?



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