[Dba-office] Outlook synching

John R Bartow jbartow at winhaven.net
Sat Jan 30 15:27:04 CST 2016

While one could come up with a set of procedures which could do that, it is
not the way to do it with O365. Outlook would use an OST with Office 365
(which is an online version of MS Exchange Server). Every time you connect
to it the OST synchronizes. So there is no need for synching a .pst file.
Think of it as IMAP email on steroids. Instead of just synching the email it
also sync the contacts, calendar and other info for you. You could also use
the online web version of outlook via your O365 login and get the same

About the only thing that would be different is add-ons. They would only be
on the PCs and would have to be installed locally on each. There are add-ons
for the web version but I doubt they're synchronizable (?) with the local

For what he seems to be doing moving his email to an O365 business account
would be a very good idea!

-----Original Message-----
From: Dba-office [mailto:dba-office-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf
Of Susan Harkins
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 8:34 AM
To: dba-office at databaseadvisors.com
Subject: [Dba-office] Outlook synching

>From a reader - any suggestions? There should be many options. 
categories is going to be a problem for him, regardless. - Susan H. 


"I am an independent fundraiser and use two computers, a desktop at home and
laptop when traveling.  Outlook 2010 contains all my contact, Category data,
and Notes.  I presently use SynchPST for Outlook to keep the PST files
updated between the two computers - it works fine but is somewhat
cumbersome.  Let me make clear - the Categories function is critical and
must be the same across both computers.  Also, I do not use a server.

My question is this:  If I switched to Office 365, and using OneDrive (which
I already us for file saving), can Outlook on both computers share the same
PST file which would be saved on OneDrive?  My goal would be for both
computers to use Outlook and not have to sync them yet have equal PST data


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