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Outlook Calender Connection to SharePoint did not work after server move

An issue came up lately where a clients site collection was moved from one server to another. The client had set up some SharePoint to Outlook connections to some calendar lists on their original server. These connections no longer functioned in Outlook after this move. Read more on this functionality here

Here is the steps to resolve the calendar issue.

Errors
Errors seen in the Outlook when attempt to sync
“Task ‘SharePoint’ reported error”
“Outlook cannot connect to the SharePoint List”
“The server may not be reachable from your location.”

Notes of Analyse
• A calendar connection is established from the SharePoint side and not from Outlook.
• The server location has changed because of the forced move to Project Hosts.
• I investigated the possibility of changing the connection detail within Outlook. It appears not to be possible.
• Therefore to resolve this we must remove the calendar in Outlook and then re-establish the connection.
• *Any Items which had been added to the calendar on the Outlook side since it stopped synchronising, are in danger of being lost unless these appointments added to the SharePoint calendar before we re-establish the connection.

Resolution Steps
1. Complete the * task above first.
2. In Outlook choose File then choose click Account Settings

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3. Choose the SharePoint Lists tab and then choose the list name like below (Calendars are classified as lists in SharePoint).
4. Finally Choose Remove

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5. Reference your calendars in Outlook and note that the calendar has been removed.
6. Now simply return to the calendar list in SharePoint and choose Connect to Outlook

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7. You may receive a similar message as below.

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That should now resolve the issue.

Ref : Bright Work Support

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Had a meeting with Microsoft regarding new product Office 365

Office 365, yes finally its being launched in the gulf, Microsoft is planning to launch it on 25-26th of June 2012 within Bahrain.

Me, My Senior Pankaj Nallur and one of our Partner went yesterday to attend this meeting. It was a good experience, the complete overview was given by Nigel Horncastle, really nice guy and quite informative.

Nigel covered lot of features within the limited time of 1:15 hours, and it was quite helpful for us in moving forward in our business and IT solutions.

The Hot Coffee was quite Good, but most important the outcome of the meeting, or i must say the Office 365 presentation was worth listening.

We are also given some testing accounts which i will practice this week and upload some snaps with my first experience of this new Office product.

Currently the services include :

  • Exchange Online
  • SharePoint Online
  • Lync Online
  • Microsoft Office (Office Professional Plus)
It was a nice gathering with Nigel, and till now the product is worth spending money into, Lets see how it outcomes its profits in the Gulf.
References :

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