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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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