G Suite Contacts, Calendar & Tasks Can Also Be Synced with Outlook Apart from Mails
Most of the G Suite users don’t know how to sync Contacts, Calendar & Tasks with Outlook, but it can be easily done using simple configurations and free tools provided by Google.
In order to do this a software tool called GSSMO (G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook) is used.
GSSMO provides synchronization with Gmail, Calendar events, Tasks, Contacts, Notes & Journal entries.
Short for Messaging Application Programming Interface, MAPI uses point to point communication between software application. It is a full groupware protocol that helps people work collectively while located in remote areas, at the same time increasing collaboration and productivity. While using IMAP & POP these features are not available but it is possible in case of MAPI. Using MAPI data can be stored and accessed easily.
The Features provided by MAPI are:
- Mails can be read without downloading it
- Capability to sync and view folders
- Synchronizing and viewing subfolders, custom folders
- Synchronizing Calendars, Contacts, Gmail, Tasks, Notes & Journal entries
MAPI can be configured with certain clients/servers like:
- MS Exchange Client
- All versions of MS Outlook & Outlook Express
- Many versions of proprietary client
In order to utilize the functionality of the server and increase productivity manifold, G Suite is synchronized with Microsoft Outlook which is done using MAPI which is a two-way synchronization that helps in storing data efficiently and easily accessing the same from various locations anytime & anywhere.