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Google Gmail LogoSyncing Gmail Google calendar with Windows 8 is still an dissatisfactory issue. I’ve already posted about a troubleshooting syncing Google calendar with Outlook via third party apps. Just now, I found a free Windows 8 app called ‘Gmail calendar‘ (Windows Store Link) which was intendedly programmed to get the syncing Google calendar with an Windows 8 tile app resolved.

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Update: Google Calendar Sync Alternatives For Outlook
Google Gmail LogoAs you well know, Google stopped Support for Microsoft Exchange Active Sync, effective January 30, 2013. I have already posted about a solution to get a Google calendar synced on Windows 8, using the app ‘Google Calendar Sync’. But it is not possible to get multiple calendars synced.

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Google Gmail LogoMost of you who would like to sync Google Gmail calendar with windows 8 are annoyed  because Google stopped supporting Microsoft Exchange Active Sync protocol. Some days ago I described a possibility to get at least a ‘read only’ syncing back to Windows 8 calendar app. But theres is still a work around to get your Google Gmail calendar really synced in both directions with Windows 8!

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Update: Windows Phone 8.1: Setting Up iCloud Email, Calendars And Contacts
iCloud logoIn November I blogged about ‘Setting Up iCloud Calendar in Windows 8 Mail App‘. This could be applied to a Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 8, too. But a reader of my blog, Luca, reported problems in adding iCloud calendar to his ‘Windows Live’. I checked my ‘Windows Live / Outlook.com’ account and got the same issue. I got a look into my iCloud subscription in my Google calendar, too, and tried to add my iCloud calendar, but I failed.

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iCloud logoI have already written about some issues of getting iCloud (email, calendar, tasks, contacts) running on different mails apps in Windows 8. Up to now, I had only succeded in getting it solved for Outlook 2013 Preview and the Windows 8 mail app. I had got the issue that iCloud email and calendars are shown in Outlook 2010, but not my iCloud contacts and tasks.

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Update: How To Sync iCloud Calendar With Windows 10 Calendar App
Windows 8 logoSome days ago I describe a solution to set up iCloud email in Windows 8 mail app. Setting up the iCloud calendar in Windows 8 mail app is not that easy and only ‘read only’ is possible. The solution is to subscribe to your own iCloud calendar in your outlook.com or Windows Live account. Syncing Google Calendar (Gmail) with Windows 8 mail app via ‘read only’ is also possible: Setting Up Google Calendar Syncing In Windows 8 Calendar App.

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iCloud logoOne week ago I successfully upgraded my Acer Aspire 1810T to Windows 8. On the one hand everything seems to works well, I think there are significant performance improvements, too. On the other hand some little anoying issues came up: The Windows Mail App isn’t able to show tasks (I will report on this issue in the next days) and Outlook 2010 does not show any iCloud contacts or tasks.

And it is like any problem: I’m not alone, there are many people which struggle with the same issue. It seems that so many of you have got trouble that Apple released a support document: After you upgrade to Windows 8, the iCloud Control Panel 2.0 requires you to re-enter your password. When you open Outlook 2007 or 2010, you can still see your iCloud folders, but you may also see an alert message: