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UC Week in Review: Synching Up iPhone or iPad


May 28, 2010

Portland, Ore.-based provider of data synchronization solutions for Microsoft Outlook CompanionLink Softwarehas announcedtwo-way sync between all versions of Outlook 2010 and Apple iPhone and iPad.

A proprietary sync engine that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Outlook 2010, CompanionLink's PC-based solution delivers two-way sync of Outlook contacts, calendar and tasks toApple iPhone and iPad. The three methods used for this include Wi-Fi sync, which securely transfers data via a local Wi-Fi connection, Wireless sync, which uses CompanionLink's monthly subscription service to transfer data through the wireless data connection on the device and Sync viaGoogle, which uses any Google account with the free Google Sync service as a conduit to transfer data over-the-air to iPhone or iPad devices.

'Outlook 2010 is now available to Microsoft Software Assurance and Volume Licensing customers, and will soon be available to retail customers,' says Rushang Shah, Director of Marketing for CompanionLink. 'CompanionLink is proud to offer two-way sync for Outlook 2010 64-bit from day one.'

CompanionLink offers a variety of sync products for Outlook 2010 starting at a one-time cost of $39.95, which includes phone support.

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Ariba Commerce Cloud Combines with IBM LotusLive
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Dell's Streak Tablet: What the U.K. Debut and Device Will Mean
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Alice Straight is a unified communications editor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight




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