Syncing your Gigasports bookings to Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a snap! You can find a special link under My Bookings on your booking sheet. The sync also works with Microsoft Outlook 2010 as well.

 

Microsoft Outlook 2007

  1. Copy your sync bookings link from underneath My Bookings. Click inside the text box and press Ctrl-C (or Cmd-C on Mac) to copy the entire text (remember to get it right to the last character as the whole link is important!)
  2. Open up Outlook. Select “Tools” from the main menu, then “Account Settings”
  3. Next “Internet Calendars” and the “New…” button
  4. In the popup that appears paste the link you copied from website (Ctrl-V or Cmd-V on Mac). Make sure the link includes “http://” at the beginning. Click “OK”.
  5. On the next popup you can enter in a name for your calendar, but keep all other options the same and click “OK”.
  6. After a short connection and download of information you can click the Calendar section on the bottom left. Under “Other Calendars” make sure you have your newly created calendar checked off. You should now see something similar to the image below (click the image to view a larger size). Note: If you do not have any bookings, you may receive an alert saying that this calendar does not have any events – but would you like to add it anyways. Click yes!
  7. Now if you click the little arrow icon circled in the image above you can switch into “Overlay” mode where your bookings are overlayed onto your original calendar. This is useful for checking for conflicts with meetings and other things on your schedule.

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4 Responses to “Outlook 2007 Calendar Sync”

  1. Silviu Potlog May 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I tryed to follow these steps, but when i get to Internet calendar in my 2007 Outlook and click on “New” i get an error message saying PST (Personal Storage) usage is disabled on this computer. What should i do?
    Thanks,
    Silviu

    • mike May 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

      Hi Silviu,
      This message is likely a result of corporate policy. Your email messages are stored on an Exchange server and network admins have not allowed you to create local storage of any kind (emails, calendars, etc.) I would consider talking to your network administrator, or whoever sets up your Outlook and see if they can set your computer to allow local storage.

      There is some more information and a possible fix here, but we do not recommend tampering with your registry keys unless you know what you are doing and have permission from your company first. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Applications/Q_22493288.html

  2. Reed August 9, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    This is great – better than having to hand-key each appointment. The only DOWNSIDE is that I can’t add a 45 minute ”reminder’, so I know the booking is coming up. It’s considered a read-only ‘folder’.

  3. Howard November 21, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Seemed to be working fine until recently – I have a court booked for 5:15pm on Tuesday but in Outlook it is showing up as 9:15am on Tuesday?

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