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I am designing a solution to sync Salesforce calendar events with Outlook calendar. I already have explored Salesforce for Outlook plug in; however business considers that as a secondary solution as it requires a plug-in to be installed.

I am currently trying to find if Outlook can be configured to pull Calendar Events from Salesforce Email servers. Appreciate any pointers in this direction.

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You can try Implisit. Implisit connects directly to your email server as well as your Salesforce (no plugin installation required), and enters all relevant emails and calendar events into Salesforce - fully automatically, attaching them to Opportunities, Accounts, Contacts and Leads.

DISCLAMER: I work for Implisit.

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Crazy idea - you could create a custom Visualforce page in a Site that publishes the information in the iCal format. Then have Outlook subscribe to that.

You would need to give some consideration on how to secure the data.

  • Just looking for a solution with Outlook. Since Outlook is an Email Client, wondering why can't it be configured to pull Calendar Events from Salesforce Email Servers? – sHiBuKaLiDhAsAn Aug 7 '13 at 16:47
  • I don't believe Salesforce will give you that type of access to their servers. They expect you to use the "Salesforce for Outlook" plugin. – Daniel Ballinger Aug 7 '13 at 20:14

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