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Old 05-09-2008, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Before I commit to a new Curve, I want to know if I can accomplish the following. I know this is a repeat question, but I've never seen the answer to this: I have microsoft exchange server at work, and I have a personal contact list on outlook. Then I have my personal outlook on my computer at home, with a separate set of contacts and a separate calendar, etc. I want to sync the BB to both. I don't care if they're all merged on the BB, but I don't want them to be merged on the 2 separate computers. I do not want my personal outlook calendar and contacts on my work Outlook, and visa-versa. Is this possible? Thanks.
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I don't know how you can avoid merging on the two computers. Does categories not do what you need?
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I do this very thing. I have a work PC using Exchange and a personal PC at home -both with different versions of Outlook no less! I sync to both. You can create a new PST file (Outlook data file) just for your personal stuff and configure your desktop software to chose which PST file to sync with. In my case, I keep a copy of all my personal data on my work PC just as a backup. Outlook 2007 gets even better at dealing with multiple PST files on the same session. Even their calendar view shows multiple calendar options -each one with a different color so you don't get confused. Not too shabby actually.
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if you dont want your personal information on your work PC, just set the work PC to sync one way, PC to Device. same would go for the personal PC
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Before I commit to a new Curve, I want to know if I can accomplish the following. I know this is a repeat question, but I've never seen the answer to this: I have microsoft exchange server at work, and I have a personal contact list on outlook. Then I have my personal outlook on my computer at home, with a separate set of contacts and a separate calendar, etc. I want to sync the BB to both. I don't care if they're all merged on the BB, but I don't want them to be merged on the 2 separate computers. I do not want my personal outlook calendar and contacts on my work Outlook, and visa-versa. Is this possible? Thanks.
Can't you just configure the sync process to update the BB with the data on each computer? Set both computers to do a one-way sync TO the curve.

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Good solutions!
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if you dont want your personal information on your work PC, just set the work PC to sync one way, PC to Device. same would go for the personal PC
^This works for me with my PC Outlook at work, and a Mac (MissingSync) at home.

All my work and home stuff shows up on my BB, but only my work stuff stays on my work calendar. Yay!
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Thank you all for your input. Since I don't want to walk around with two phones, one for work and one personal, my company will allow me to connect my own bb to their server. I just wanted to be sure I can keep my personal contacts and calendar off my company computer, and my company stuff off my home computer.
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Let me add a twist to this same question. On my palm treo and with windows mobile devices, using third party software (Chapura PocketMirror Professional for Windows Mobile > Outlook Synchronization for Windows Mobile / Pocket PC devices ) I can sync my home and office pc's such that my contacts, calendar, etc. remain in separate folders on my mobile device so that there is never a mingling of home and work outlook information either on the PC's or the mobile device. I would love to be able to do this with a Blackberry (either a curve or the new 9000); can this be done, is there any third party software that might accomplish this? Thanks.
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Not that I'm aware of. I think that is a feature of Windows Mobile more than anything else. I also maintain separate contact files on my desktop but not my mobile device. I can easily see your interest in wanting this but I just don't think the BB was designed with that sort of a need in mind. Anyone have any ideas?
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