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Outlook for Mac 2016 icon_195x195Learn how to set up iCloud email on Outlook 2016 for Mac (preview). Outlook 2016 for Mac preview was publicly released beside the other Office 2016 apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote) on March 5, 2015. And like Outlook 2013,  setting up iCloud email on Outlook 2016 for Mac is again a bit tricky because the automatically configuration is not working.

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Google Calendar iconLike 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.

iCloud icon 120x120Like 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.

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OneCalendar icon largeOneCalendar 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).

Windows Phone 8 logoFinally, 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.

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OneDrive logo 400x400Unlimited OneDrive Cloud storage for Office 365 subscriptions was recently announced by Microsoft on its OneDrive Blog (October 27, 2014). All Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost, but to date, only Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers can queue the line. Unlimited OneDrive storage for Business customers will come for the First Release customers in 2015.

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Google Calendar iconThe best Google Calendar Sync alternatives to sync Google calendars with Outlook 2010 and 2013 are gSyncit and  Outlook4Gmail which also sync multiple Google calendars. For details see the post “Windows 8: Review On Apps Syncing Multiple Google Calendars, Contacts And Tasks With Outlook” about CompanionLink Google Sync, gSyncit, SyncMyCal and Sync 2. In the following I’ll give you more background information and an updated short review on Google Calendar sync alternatives.

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Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
Update: How To Sync iCloud Calendar With Windows 10 Calendar App
iCloud logoSince 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.

Outlook 2013 iconSome people face problems with setting up iCloud email (@me.com account) in the Windows 8 mail app and/or in Outlook 2013 on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I’ve already reported how it works for the Windows mail app on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. But how does it work for Outlook 2013? Officially, iCloud control panels does only support iCloud email on Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 on a Windows computer. However, you can set up iCloud email on Outlook 2013 as well by setting the outgoing server (SMTP) on TLS!

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Update: iCloud Calendar On Windows 8, 8.1, WP 7 And 8 Via Outlook.com Working Again
Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
Outlook.com LogoA lot of people have the need to get a least their iCloud calendar subscribed to the Windows 8 calendar app and/or to their Windows Phone 7 / 8 calendar. A bunch of threads about this problem of syncing iCloud to Outlook.com, which is supported by Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 and 8, can be found on the Microsoft Community Forums.