In the present arena Cloud Computing is playing a virtual role in the world of technology. Similar to the technologies that were only available to large-scale enterprises in their initial stage, Cloud Computing has also scaled down for small-scale enterprises as well. Although this technology shares a common conception of maximizing computer resources, there underlies a huge difference between desktop based and cloud based technology.
If the users are having iPhone or iPad then, they must be aware of iCloud (an online storage), which is offered by Apple for numerous of Mac devices. Moreover, Apple has also launched a new edition of iCloud that is compatible with Windows OS as well. As most of the Windows, users utilize desktop-based email client like Outlook for their data management. Therefore, they need to store their data on the cloud as a backup. It works in its best way to transfer files from iPhone or iPad directly into the PC. In the following write-up, we will discuss the way to synchronize Outlook Calendar to the Cloud.
the iCloud account is completely free to sign up for utilization. Moreover, its free service includes the storage of 5GB. However, users can buy the extra space for storage if required, which is of £14 per year for extra 10GB, and going up to £70 per year for 50GB. However, for PC it has some limitations that sending photos from an iPhone to PC is fully automatic. For transferring a spreadsheet or word file from PC need log in to the iCloud site in a manner to upload as well as download files. On Windows PC, iCloud only store the information of Outlook 2007 and 2010.
Way to Install and Use iCloud on Windows
There is a systematic description of installing iCloud Control Panel for Windows PC. Users can follow the mentioned steps:
1. Firstly, browse www.apple.com/icloud/setup and select for Windows PC option. Download iCloud for Windows.
Note: This works on Windows 7 or later versions to perform sync Outlook Calendar with iCloud Windows.
2. Once it is downloaded login to iCloud by entering your credentials.
3. Sharing documents with the help of iCloud is a bit complicated as it is difficult to transfer documents from an iPhone or iPad to PC directly. It is important to log in user’s account at www.icloud.com >> click iWork.
4. The iCloud version on PC only works with Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010.
Sync Outlook Calendar with the iCloud Calendar
Once the iCloud for PC is installed on the system then, synchronization can be set to be performed. Select the desired data to be synchronized with iCloud accordingly. For example, you need to synchronize Outlook 2007 calendar with iCloud then; schedule the synchronization procedure then, iCloud for Windows will start synchronization automatically. Users cannot only synchronize calendars but contacts, as well as other crucial data, can also be synchronized.
After the procedure is completed, they can access MS Outlook Calendar with iCloud further, that data can be synchronized with any iOS device such as iPhone, iPad, etc. If the user makes any changes then, all the changes will automatically synchronize Outlook calendar with the iCloud account. Synchronizing Outlook calendar with iCloud allows users to save their crucial data online on the cloud for safety. However, changes can be made from anywhere and anytime. For this, only credentials are required to perform the process.
Moreover, sometimes the need of users is to synchronize their Google Calendar with iCloud. Therefore, they firstly need to synchronize Google Calendar with Outlook after that they can perform the above process to synchronize Google Calendar with iCloud.
Data safety plays an important role for the work continuity. If the data is lost then, it creates a problem for all kind of users. As calendar holds all the schedule of the business users mainly so, it is important for them to manage timely and it is difficult for one to carry the laptop all the time. Therefore, in the above-discussion, we have discussed a way to synchronize Outlook Calendar to the Cloud so that they can access the data anywhere and anytime with an efficient way.