Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook
Article by George Norman
On 10 Jun 2009
Mountain View search engine giant Google announced this week the availability of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, the free utility that you can use to sync your email, calendar and contacts between Google Apps Premier or Google Apps Education edition and Microsoft Outlook. The move will allow users who wish to give up on Exchange to do so without having to give up on Outlook at the same time.

Software Engineer with the Google Apps Team, Eric Worth, comments: “Many business users prefer Gmail's interface and features to products they've used in the past. But sometimes there are people who just love Outlook. For them, we've developed Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook. It enables Outlook users to connect to Google Apps for business email, contacts and calendar. And they can always use Gmail's web interface to access their information when they're not on their work computer.”


Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook comes with the following features:
- Synchronize email, calendar and contacts. It should be noted here that email synchronization is much faster because IMAP and other syncing options have been replaced by the offline Gmail protocol.
- Free/Busy lookup and Global Address List functionality, meaning that it will be a piece of cake to schedule meetings with contacts, no matter if they use Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar.
- Easy to use data migration tool that will come in handy when you need to coy existing data from Exchange or Outlook.

Among the companies that have already started to offer Google Apps Sync are service providers NuVox, Netfirms and IKANO. Jim Akerhielm for example, who is the CEO of NuVox, says that “an incredible response to Google Apps from [our] customer base” has been detected. He added that NuVox is “excited that Google Apps Sync helps our customers stop running Exchange and spend more time focusing on their core business.”

If you would like to get started with Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, please click here.
If you would like to watch a demo of Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, a video has been posted on YouTube here.

Tags: Google, Google Apps, Google Apps Sync, Microsoft, Outlook, Exchange
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
By George Norman on 09 Aug 2017
Android started out as an underdog, as the mobile operating system that nobody took seriously. Big-name tech companies laughed it off and critics said it would fail miserably, but Android proved them all wrong and become the powerhouse that it is today.
By George Norman on 31 Jul 2017
Microsoft has a new keyboard to offer: the new, premium quality Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID. If you’re not familiar with it, then keep on reading and you’ll uncover pretty much everything there is to know about this keyboard.
By George Norman on 14 Aug 2017
Opera Max, the Android app that uses compression technology to help you save data and get up to 50% more from your data plan, has been discontinued. The app is no longer featured on and it’s no longer listed on Google Play.
By George Norman on 26 Jul 2017
Top-notch real-time protection against viruses doesn’t have to cost money, not if you go with the recently introduced Kaspersky Free antivirus solution. It may not come with a lot of bells and whistles, but it nicely covers all the basics and...
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook
HTML Linking Code