The familiarity of the Microsoft Outlook UI backed by the power of Google Apps
Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook eases the transition to Google Apps by providing
all the benefits of the Google cloud to users of Outlook. In addition, new Google Apps
users can quickly migrate from Microsoft Exchange or an Outlook data file through
Google Apps Sync’s simple migration UI. Users who are familiar with the Outlook user
interface can now benefit from the scalability, reliability, and security of Google Apps
without changing the way that they work.
Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook is a plug-in for Outlook 2003 and 2007 that
synchronizes email, calendar, and contacts data with Google Apps. It provides access
to Global Address List data and enables users to schedule meetings by looking up when
attendees are free or busy. It also includes a simple, two-click migration utility which
enables users to easily copy their data from a previous Outlook data source, such as
Microsoft Exchange servers.
IMAP users will notice a significant performance improvement with Google Apps Sync
for Microsoft Outlook, which includes a high-performance synchronizer built upon MAPI,
a low-level interface to Microsoft Outlook. It also uses an efficient email synchronization
protocol, originally used in offline Gmail. Users can further optimize Outlook performance
by specifying the size of the local copy of their Gmail mailbox.
Email, calendar, and contact sync Synchronize all Outlook fields in both directions,
keeping email, calendar, and contact data up-to-date between Outlook and Google
Apps. Google Apps Sync leverages a Google-native email protocol to provide high
performance in low-bandwidth environments and access to Gmail even while offline.
Free/busy and Global Address look up Schedule appointments with resources or
colleagues by seeing their calendar availability. Use the Global Address List feature to
search for and access email addresses of users and resources in your domain.
Simple, user-driven data migration Migrate data easily through the simple migration
interface in Google Apps Sync. This tool enables users to move data to Google, rather
than requiring IT Admins to migrate users individually.