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4/23/2008
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Eric Ogren
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Google Tweaks Gmail Calendar Sync

Google first offered up the ability to sync your Gmail and Outlook calendars in early March. Since then, it's received a bunch of feedback on the usability of the product and has decided to make some changes. The changes are welcome, indeed.

Google first offered up the ability to sync your Gmail and Outlook calendars in early March. Since then, it's received a bunch of feedback on the usability of the product and has decided to make some changes. The changes are welcome, indeed.Making sure calendars between devices, platforms, and PCs are all in sync can be a serious pain. Last month, Google sought to lessen some of that pain with its Google Calendar Sync product. Unfortunately, it didn't quite go all the way. Users sent in feedback on a few issues, and Google felt an update was necessary.

The Official Gmail Blog wrote up a brief entry explaining the changes. It said, "Previously, your Google Calendar e-mail address needed to be the organizer or an attendee of your Microsoft Outlook events for the Outlook events to sync to your Google Calendar. Now, when you choose to do a 2-way sync or a 1-way sync from Outlook calendar to Google Calendar, all of your Outlook events will be synced to your Google Calendar."

This latest enhancement should relieve some frustration of users who were caught in the organizer/attendee web. Google is auto-updating people who use the sync program, but if you're impatient and want to download it directly, you can. The new version is 0.9.3.2.

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