Outlook for Mac (2016) now supports of Google Calendars and Contacts. In contrast, still neither iCloud calendars and iCloud contacts, nor CalDAV and CardDAV are supported on Outlook for Mac. Starting with the preview of Outlook 2016 for Mac, version 15.34 (build number 1704419), Outlook for Mac adds improved support for Google Accounts. Furthermore, the setup of a Google Account, both Gmail or G Suite for business, is improved. In addition, Outlook for Mac 2016, 15.34 (build number 1704419) is now working seamlessly with Google’s 2-step-verification. The predecessor version 15.33 was not compatible to Google’s 2-step-verification.
Windows 10 will natively support CalDAV and CardDAV protocol for iCloud calendars, iCloud contacts, Google calendars and Google contacts. The previous work-around for iCloud calendars via ‘read-only’ subscription on Outlook.com is not necessary anymore. The Windows 10 Mail and the Calendar app is already working on Windows 10 (Insider preview, build 10130), the Windows 10 People app is still crashing, but it looks like it will support CardDAV.
Outlook for android, Microsoft’s Outlook app for Android phones and tablets, is now generally available. The preview phase ended as of April 22, 2015. Outlook for android supports both iCloud email, iCloud calendars and iCloud contacts and Gmail (Google email), Google calendars and Google contacts. Outlook for android also works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail, MSN) and Yahoo Mail. Further more, OneDrive, Dropbox or box accounts can be added, too.
Like Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 for Phones (Windows 10 mobile) syncs Google calendars via CalDAV, Google contacts via CardDAV and Gmail email via IMAP. In contrast to Windows 10 (technical preview, build 9926), Windows 10 for phones (technical preview, build 9941.12498) natively supports CalDAV and CardDAV for iCloud calendars and contacts and Google calendars and Google contacts yet. Added with Windows Phone 8.1, Gmail email, Google calendars and Google contacts are also easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write on Windows 10 for phones (Windows 10 mobile). The ‘read-only’ detour over Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.
Like Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 10 for Phones (Windows 10 mobile) syncs iCloud calendars via CalDAV, iCloud contacts via CardDAV and iCloud email via IMAP. In contrast to Windows 10 (technical preview, build 9926), Windows 10 for phones (technical preview, build 9941.12498) natively supports CalDAV and CardDAV for iCloud calendars and contacts yet. Added with Windows Phone 8.1, iCloud email, calendars and contacts are also easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write on Windows 10 for phones (Windows 10 mobile). The ‘read-only’ detour over Google calendar subscription or Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.
OneCalendar syncs Google Calendars with Windows 10 (Technical preview). Both multiple Google calendars and Gmail accounts are supported. Further more, you can add Exchange calendars (including Office 365), Facebook events and birthdays and outlook.com calendars (hotmail, live calendars). So far, Windows 10 calendar app is only able to sync Google calendars and iCloud calendars via ‘read-only’ mode. You can download and install OneCalendar from the Windows 10 App Store (beta).
Finally, Microsoft succeeded in setting up iCloud email, calendars and contacts on Windows Phone 8.1. Getting iCloud email and iCloud calendars running on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 is a hardship. Getting iCloud contacts working is impossible, because Windows Phone 8 Update 2 (GDR 2) supports CalDAV and CardDAV only for Google contacts and calendars. However, coming with Windows Phone 8.1, iCloud email, calendars and contacts are easily set up and working seamlessly with read and write. The ‘read-only’ detour over Google calendar subscription or Outlook.com calendar subscription is not necessary anymore.
Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
Update: How To Sync iCloud Calendar With Windows 10 Calendar App
Since a couple of days, iCloud Calendar subscription via Outlook.com / Windows Live is working again on Windows 8 mail app, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Microsoft needed more than one and a half-year to fix the syncing problem. A lot of user, including me, were upset about the long period of time and the insane comments of some Microsoft forum administrators. I have checked my iCloud calendar subscription (‘read only’) for the last days and I can state that it is working again.
You can receive notifications on your COOKOO watch every time when you get an email to your Microsoft account (Hotmail, Live Mail, or Outlook.com). Before you begin, make sure you have set up your ConnecteDevice account from the COOKOO app. You will receive three new unique email addresses, named ‘token’: One token for email forwarding, one for SMS forwarding and another for Voicemail forwarding. Your unique email token is needed in the following.
As I have already reported, the COOKOO app with its version 1.4 is able to notify you of incoming emails, SMS messages and voicemails. To do this, you will need to create a ConnecteDevice account within the COOKOO app.
Here’s how to proceed:
- Open the COOKOO app and select “Settings”.
- Tap the “My accounts” bar.
- Tap the “ConnecteDevice” bar.
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