Monday, July 22, 2013

Not yet my iCloud

Even "experts" like me have technology challenges.

I'm historically a Windows user, complemented with the Outlook suite from Microsoft Office.  Because I knew this platform well, I dragged it along with me when I left the corporate world in 2009.  Both my laptops are configured with Windows 7 and Office 2011.  Even prior to my time at the bank, I had sold Microsoft operating systems with our custom computers since 1985.

But in 2009 when I left the bank, I  invested in an iPhone.   That I had one Apple device and two Windows laptops  was still fine because there was a product called "MobileME" that allowed my Outlook calendar to sync across to all the devices.  It worked like a charm!

That product went away earlier this year, and I've struggled since then to properly set up the Apple "iCloud" product for Outlook so that I don't have to enter my calendar data more than once.  I've reviewed all the technical suggestions and bulletins, but have not been able to solve the problem.

Why is it so hard to walk away from a well-understood application? 


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