Working with a client this week I came across the challenge of being able to sync 100s of contacts and months of calendar dates that were located on Apple’s iCloud with the contacts and the calendar located in Outlook. The client uses both and iPhone and iPad to create emails, store contact information, and manage his calendars, but has a need when in the office to also access that information from Outlook (2007 in his case). iCloud has an add-in for Outlook that lets you see your calendar and contacts, however because Apple and Microsoft use 2 different file types for their contacts and calendars, so you can’t set iCloud to be the default for either calendar or contacts in Outlook for Windows (Outlook for Mac does let you do it). What happens is that if you want to add/edit a calendar or contact while in Outlook, you basically have to do it 2 times.
This is where iCloud Sync from CodeTwo comes in. What iCloud Sync does (in a very simple way) is allow you to autosync the files between the 2 formats automatically. The install of iCloud is simple, the configuration of the sync is designed so even someone with no tech knowledge can do it, and for a one time cost of $20 the price is very reasonable (the program does have a 30 day full trial for FREE to make sure it will work for you).