Previously, i asked for examples of how people were doing their calendars on IPAD2. I am writing this for anyone just beginning.
I finally did all syncing and this is what I did:
Started using google calendar and finally went on the cloud (I had resisted the cloud for the usual privacy/big brother reasons)
downloaded google calendar app by on Ipad
it is automatic, all entries show up on both pc and ipad, obviously b/c it is the same company!
For work: we use windows outlook and are not allowed to google sync
so i sync'ed work outlook with ipad calendar (that one that comes loaded on the ipad)
then I sync'ed the ipad calendar with google calendar
it all works great! when i have a bit more time i will do research on how i can stop personal appointments from showing up on work outlook and a couple of other issues but it was easier than I expected it to be.
I decided on google calendar because it has a task list, as minimal as it is and the calendar that comes with the ipad does not have a task list. I did research on the web and apparently there is much discussion about how no one has developed a robust calendar/task list in one app and I learned that most people are using two apps, one for each function, but the simple task list on google is ok for me.