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Hi,

I am currently using a 6-year old Palm Treo. Great phone, but now its time has come. So I am actually considering Blackberry, particularly the 9810. Competition is Symbian^3.

I have two PCs, one private PC and one company laptop. Both are running Windows 7 and Outlook -- the company laptop has Outlook 2007, the private one will have 2010.

Can I synchronize with both Outlook installations?

I would prefer to tag my entries as business/private and synchronize them only with one device. This means I would have all appointments on my BB, the private ones also on my private PC and the business ones also on my company notebook. Business appointments would not be on my private PC and the other way around.

I could also imagine to have both business and private appointments on both Outlook installations. But I would like to easily differentiate between them, for example by having them in different calendars within one Outlook installation.

Oh, and I'd like to keep my data local, so no Google calendars. Also, no direct Exchange, just cable or Bluetooth.

Is all of that possible? If yes, is it smooth and slick and reliable? Or does it randomly kill or duplicate events?

Can I still see both events at the same time on my BB? Or do I have to switch calendars on the BB?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Martin
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Default Re: Sync with two Outlook installations -- separate calendars for business and privat

It is possible to use two calendars but they may all go to the default location on the BB. You could try using different catagorys or other special flags.
Try reading this from RIM . It may help you go in the right direction.

http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/b...ListHelperImpl
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Default Re: Sync with two Outlook installations -- separate calendars for business and privat

Hi,

thanks for the hints so far.

Does anybody have first-hand experience with this? I am interested in the reliability.

For example, I have been doing this on my Palm for the last 6 years. It did work. Unfortunately, it created quite a number of dupes (especially unnecessary dupes where one entry was NOT modified on more than one device). So once or twice every year, I ended up deleting more than thousand duplicate calendar entries. Every couple of weeks, I had to manually chose between two duplicate notes which one was the newest and delete the older one---also for notes that I never changed on any PC, just on the handheld. I was never able to identify whether Outlook was to blame for it or the Palm Sync software.

Does any of that happen with the Blackberry?

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