Is there a way to do this? I have several accounts all using Outlook 2007 and all using Google Apps Sync. But in order to access each mailbox I have to shut down Outlook and then open it again and choose the profile I want. It would be nice if I could open multiple instances of Outlook. I tried simply opening one instance with one already open but nothing happens (or, rather, it takes me to the open instance). Usually What I do is have one open online and one with Outlook, but now I have more than two, so this becomes a pain.
You can get multiple copies of Outlook running by removing the "/recycle" switch from the shortcut you're using to launch Outlook.
The "Email" shortcut on the start menu probably not going to let you do this (as it's a 'special' shortcut).
If you have no other shortcuts to Outlook to edit, then create yourself a new one. The default run path for Outlook 2007 is "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE"
Normally when Windows makes Outlook shortcuts, it's the same path, only with the afore-mentioned "/recycle" switch appended to the end to make it use the same copy of Outlook over and over.
Hope that helps...
Apparently this cannot be completed how I want it... The best I can do is open several accounts in several browsers, and have one open in Outlook. I can have one Outlook Express and.or Thunderbird, but these are not desirable clients to me.
I had been using Plaxo to Synchronize my Google Contacts and Calendar with Outlook 2007. But just found out that is will start costing $59 a year to use that feature, so I'm looking for a replacement.
I know about Google Calendar Sync, but need a way to sync the contacts as well. I'd prefer to have a single tool that does both.
It's not free, but cheap
CompanionLink for Google
Not the easiest solution, but still free!
Sync Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with Outlook
Google Calendar Sync Download page:
Just enter your email/password and click Save. If you don’t want to sync back to Google Calendar choose “1 way: Google Calendar to Microsoft Outlook”
You are now syncing Google Calendar with Outlook!
Go Contact Sync Download page:
As the name says this is the plugin that’s gonna sync your Gmail Contacts. It supports contact categories and contact photos so your contacts will look exactly the same.
Follow the setup instructions..
After installed, choose Start > All Programs > GO Contact Sync
Just enter your email/password, make sure Sync Profile is not empty (enter any text, the program doesn’t allow it to be empty) and click Sync. Also check “Run program at startup“ .
You may be prompted by Outlook that a program is trying to access it. Grant permission to it for 5 minutes.
You are now syncing Gmail Contacts with Outlook!
Because Go Contact is still in beta you may some notices from the program that an error has ocurred. I found that a restart to the program solves it. I don’t know what the error means but a future release should correct the bug.
Also you are not limited to Outlook. With your Outlook synced you can keep your mobile also synced without spending money; I keep my Nokia N70 synced by bluetooth (maybe a future blog post). I just tell Nokia Suite to sync Outlook with my Nokia everytime its in range and now I have Google Calendar and Gmail Contacts on my pocket 24/7.
GCalDaemon from a Lifehacker post
Two-way update and sync between your desktop and the web is the ultimate golden ticket; it gives you offline access, local backup and the rich desktop experience while dealing with data stored in the cloud. With GCalDaemon running, you can view and update your Google Calendar from any desktop calendar program - even if you're offline. Additionally, you can access your Gmail contacts list in a desktop email program or address book like Thunderbird or Outlook Express.
Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook
From another Lifehacker post
Windows only: Google Apps Sync is a new free utility from Google that syncs your Google Apps (Premier or Education edition) email, contacts, and calendar directly with Microsoft Outlook.
With this move, Google's looking to compete more directly with Microsoft Exchange, the business standard for syncing Outlook's email, calendar, and contacts via the web. Features include:
Wouldn't Google sync work? It is for mobile devices, but it appears to use the Exchange protocols. Would be worth trying out.