Synchronise Business Contact Manager Contacts with my PDA


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Guest

Using Outlook 2003, Activesync 3.8 I can synchronise contacts in my personal
folders, when I move them to Business Contact Manager they are no longer
synchronised. I need the phone numbers and basic information about my
clients on my PDA and need to share this information in Business Contact
Manager.
 
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Oliver Vukovics

Dear loc,

you can move the contacts manually between the BCM and the PST file, but you
can not synchronize the BCM with Active Sync.
need to share this information in Business Contact
Manager.
You can not share the BCM in a network (my actual information).
 
G

Guest

Although it's duplicative, you can also just copy the Contact into the BCM,
so that the original contact information stays in your Contacts folder and
will be synched. It just won't have any of the BCM details.
 
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Oliver Vukovics

Dear hscampbell,

[...]
Although it's duplicative, you can also just copy the Contact into the
BCM,
so that the original contact information stays in your Contacts folder and
will be synched.
to copy a contact is not the same as to synchronize it.

Copy means, write the available contact from one folder to the other. If the
contact is still available you can overwrite the existing contact or you can
duplicate the contact.

Synchronization means: Check the different information of the same contact
and change the information which is different, but change the difference
information on both sites.

You can copy a contact item from the BCM to an Outlook contact folder and
vise versace, but you can not synchronize the items.
 
G

Guest

Thanks Chaps,

This seems to be the current situation, BCM will not synchronise with your
PDA. I will consider using both BCM and Outlook, and use BCM as the master
and complete a weekly copy to Contacts to ensure my PDA remains UTD.

Perhaps Microsoft will look at PDA's in a later version of BCM, as I am sure
that others are going to request it.

Oliver Vukovics said:
Dear hscampbell,

[...]
Although it's duplicative, you can also just copy the Contact into the
BCM,
so that the original contact information stays in your Contacts folder and
will be synched.
to copy a contact is not the same as to synchronize it.

Copy means, write the available contact from one folder to the other. If the
contact is still available you can overwrite the existing contact or you can
duplicate the contact.

Synchronization means: Check the different information of the same contact
and change the information which is different, but change the difference
information on both sites.

You can copy a contact item from the BCM to an Outlook contact folder and
vise versace, but you can not synchronize the items.

--
Oliver Vukovics
Share Outlook without Exchange: Public ShareFolder
Notebook Synchronisation for Outlook: Public SyncTool
http://www.publicshareware.com


hscampbell said:
Although it's duplicative, you can also just copy the Contact into the
BCM,
so that the original contact information stays in your Contacts folder and
will be synched. It just won't have any of the BCM details.
 
G

Guest

Exactly so -- the best you can do is manually copy BCs and Contacts to keep
them in "manual" sync. Then at least the Contact info on your PDA will be
synched regularly.
Pain in the patoot, but at least your BCM is working! I should be so lucky....

Loz said:
Thanks Chaps,

This seems to be the current situation, BCM will not synchronise with your
PDA. I will consider using both BCM and Outlook, and use BCM as the master
and complete a weekly copy to Contacts to ensure my PDA remains UTD.

Perhaps Microsoft will look at PDA's in a later version of BCM, as I am sure
that others are going to request it.

Oliver Vukovics said:
Dear hscampbell,

[...]
Although it's duplicative, you can also just copy the Contact into the
BCM,
so that the original contact information stays in your Contacts folder and
will be synched.
to copy a contact is not the same as to synchronize it.

Copy means, write the available contact from one folder to the other. If the
contact is still available you can overwrite the existing contact or you can
duplicate the contact.

Synchronization means: Check the different information of the same contact
and change the information which is different, but change the difference
information on both sites.

You can copy a contact item from the BCM to an Outlook contact folder and
vise versace, but you can not synchronize the items.

--
Oliver Vukovics
Share Outlook without Exchange: Public ShareFolder
Notebook Synchronisation for Outlook: Public SyncTool
http://www.publicshareware.com


hscampbell said:
Although it's duplicative, you can also just copy the Contact into the
BCM,
so that the original contact information stays in your Contacts folder and
will be synched. It just won't have any of the BCM details.

:

Dear loc,

you can move the contacts manually between the BCM and the PST file, but
you
can not synchronize the BCM with Active Sync.

need to share this information in Business Contact
Manager.

You can not share the BCM in a network (my actual information).

--
Oliver Vukovics
Share Outlook without Exchange: Public ShareFolder
Notebook Synchronisation for Outlook: Public SyncTool
http://www.publicshareware.com

Using Outlook 2003, Activesync 3.8 I can synchronise contacts in my
personal
folders, when I move them to Business Contact Manager they are no
longer
synchronised. I need the phone numbers and basic information about my
clients on my PDA and need to share this information in Business
Contact
Manager.
 
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Guest

Hi,

I have been doing the BCM / PST copy routine for about 6 months now and I
have finally given up. I use a smartphone (O2 Xphone II) and us all my
outlook PST contacts as the main source of my phone's phonebook. However, as
mentioned above - I need to keep this separate from my BCM.

Outlook handles this so poorly with the two records innevitably getting out
of sync with each other since emails are associated with one as you write
them, etc. Also, you have to manually set Outlook not to look at your "PST"
version for the addresses when composing a new mail, etc. As a whole it was
so frustrating that now I have just walked away from BCM entirely. There are
much better contact managers that will sync.

I can't believe Microsoft just launched a new version of ActiveSync and
didn't address this critical, known issue.

Cheers,
Jay.

Question remains: How can I syncronize Business Contact Manager (BCM) with
my PDA using ActiveSync?


hscampbell said:
Exactly so -- the best you can do is manually copy BCs and Contacts to keep
them in "manual" sync. Then at least the Contact info on your PDA will be
synched regularly.
Pain in the patoot, but at least your BCM is working! I should be so lucky....

Loz said:
Thanks Chaps,

This seems to be the current situation, BCM will not synchronise with your
PDA. I will consider using both BCM and Outlook, and use BCM as the master
and complete a weekly copy to Contacts to ensure my PDA remains UTD.

Perhaps Microsoft will look at PDA's in a later version of BCM, as I am sure
that others are going to request it.

Oliver Vukovics said:
Dear hscampbell,

[...]
Although it's duplicative, you can also just copy the Contact into the
BCM,
so that the original contact information stays in your Contacts folder and
will be synched.

to copy a contact is not the same as to synchronize it.

Copy means, write the available contact from one folder to the other. If the
contact is still available you can overwrite the existing contact or you can
duplicate the contact.

Synchronization means: Check the different information of the same contact
and change the information which is different, but change the difference
information on both sites.

You can copy a contact item from the BCM to an Outlook contact folder and
vise versace, but you can not synchronize the items.

--
Oliver Vukovics
Share Outlook without Exchange: Public ShareFolder
Notebook Synchronisation for Outlook: Public SyncTool
http://www.publicshareware.com


Although it's duplicative, you can also just copy the Contact into the
BCM,
so that the original contact information stays in your Contacts folder and
will be synched. It just won't have any of the BCM details.

:

Dear loc,

you can move the contacts manually between the BCM and the PST file, but
you
can not synchronize the BCM with Active Sync.

need to share this information in Business Contact
Manager.

You can not share the BCM in a network (my actual information).

--
Oliver Vukovics
Share Outlook without Exchange: Public ShareFolder
Notebook Synchronisation for Outlook: Public SyncTool
http://www.publicshareware.com

Using Outlook 2003, Activesync 3.8 I can synchronise contacts in my
personal
folders, when I move them to Business Contact Manager they are no
longer
synchronised. I need the phone numbers and basic information about my
clients on my PDA and need to share this information in Business
Contact
Manager.
 
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Tim Peterson via OfficeKB.com

Jay,

I have an answer to your question. Dump BCM and go to www.avidian.com.
This application works directly within Outlook and does much more than BCM.
You will have zero problems synching your contacts with your Pocket PC
using Active Synch.

-THP
 
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Guest

Hello, Dear Oliver,

Ive read that BCM with the update, can syncronize accounts/bcm contacts in
bcm, with a pda. it says in the description of this feature, that it can
sync to a windows based pda. i use blackberry. my question is does the sync
tool in the update create it's own second folder automatically as a subgroup
in Outlook contacts, which then gets sync'd when you sync that outlook
contact folder when you have include subdirectories clicked yes. i could
make it work with my blackberry if this was the case.

thanks, any explanation of how we might get to sync BCM contacts/accounts
with a blackberry would be fabulous.

Best Regards, Ryan Mitton.
 
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Leonid S. Knyshov

BigSmile Mannequins Inc. said:
Hello, Dear Oliver,

Ive read that BCM with the update, can syncronize accounts/bcm contacts in
bcm, with a pda. it says in the description of this feature, that it can
sync to a windows based pda. i use blackberry. my question is
Blackberry will be limited to standard set of contact information.

If all you want is to convert your BCM contacts to standard contacts as far
as Blackberry is concerned, you'd likely need to use something like
Intellisync.

Native BCM for Windows Mobile is actually a Windows Mobile application that
synchronizes to the desktop BCM.
 
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Guest

Hi Loz,
Im new to this so please excuse me if i sound a little dumb, but am i
reading right and there is NO sync facility for BCM 2007 and blackberry??
thanks f you could help me
pete
 
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mrtimpeterson via OfficeKB.com

peters,

Check out the applicability of the new "Folder Mirror" solution from Chapura
for your Blackberry. Go to www.chapura.com

-THP
 
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Guest

Very interesting, i want to avoid duplicate entries in outlook and bcm but
only have a samsung phone using samsung pc studio 3 ...any advice will
chapura work?
 

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