Since Google Calendar’s debut in April, the burning issue for many has always been Outlook synchronization. I keep 2 separate calendar on GCal, personal and work. And I mainly want a 1-way update, having the events in my office Outlook account appearing in the ‘work’ calendar on GCal.
Most of the early success story has been with a free software called RemoteCalendar, which is supposed to do 2-way sync. The RC never worked for me, mainly because it cannot operate behind the corporate firewall. There are now a few commercial solutions on the market, and I was tempted to spend $29 if it works well.
But today, I came across “this method”:http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/08/11/the-holy-grail-of-synchronization-how-to-synchronize-microsoft-outlook-multiple-locations-google-calendar-gmail-ipod-and-mobile-phone-with-funambol-scheduleworld/ which use “ScheduleWorld”:http://www.scheduleworld.com as intermedium. SW sync with Outlook with a “desktop application,”:http://www.scheduleworld.com/tg/syncmlInfo.jsp and sync with GCal webservice style. The manual sync works as advertised, and in a day I should know how the scheduled sync performs.
This has another advantage over RM in that repeated events are supported.