Microsoft outlook calendar. and iPad

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    How do I synchronise my Microsoft outlook calendar. Assistance in words of one syllable would be very helpful to a technology learner please.
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    Open iTunes on your computer
    Plug in the iPad of course,then select the iPad on the left column
    Go to info, and tick the outlook calendar
    Run a synch and that's it.
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    Or...

    1. Go to settings/mail, contacts, calendar ...and ADD Account.



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    2. once set...go back to the mail account thru your settings and turn on calendar.

    This will automatically sync with your iPad and outlook without having to connect.
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    Thanks very much. Having searched the internet, i had come across this after i asked the question - and wasn't it easy! i now need to sort out my tiscali/talk talk email problem as i can't access my emails using T/TT when i'm out and about.
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    Hmm, I think that setting only applies to a Gmail / google calendar, nothing to do with Microsoft Outlook.
    Have to use iTunes as I mentioned previously.
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    If his outlook is connecting to an exchange server then he can use Skimonkeys method.
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    Please explain, as the OP mentioned nothing about having exchange or even google calendars, but wanted a simplistic method of which the iTunes one is , google calendars have known issues with exchange and are unreliable.
    Adding another calendar thereby creating a 3 way synch just invites issues with Outlook and it's already troublesome .pst/.ost data files is not a good suggestion in my opinion.
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    I sync to both my gmail account by exchange and my work account outlook server by exchange and have never had problems. Its not a three way synch, everything syncs to the central server, thats the point of exchange. I've never dealt with .pst/.ost files.

    I was just pointing out that depending on the OPs configuration, skimonkeys method is valid, while you had said it had nothing to do with outlook. I agree we don't know the Op's configuration and if its a home setup he's likely just using a local outlook calendar and then your method is the correct one, but its not the only one, again depending on setup.
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    I see that Defbref has already responded it can be used for both gmail and outlook. In fact I have set my outlook to merge with my gmail calendar to sync directly into my iPad. So any changes I make will immediately change on my iPad once I open my calendar. Just wanted to throw out other options bosvaark--nothing wrong with a few other options other than iTunes.

    Again, thanks Defbref for giving your response.
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    I've said it before, but I highly recommend avoiding the iTunes calendar and contact sync method; unless it's the only option.

    Far better to sync both Outlook on the computer and the iPad to the same online source; such as GMail or iCloud.
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