I found this fantastic site below that talks about the troubles using Apple products and syncing with Outlook. Check out all the info below and their site!
Lots of iPhone and iPad users got excited when they learned about iCloud and its ability to sync mail, calendar, contacts and tasks with Outlook via the Internet.
Hold the applause, if you actually try to use iCloud’s links to Outlook you’re in for disappointment and frustration.
You’re better off sticking with iTunes.
The iCloud/Outlook link is there and works so Apple isn’t outright lying. However the connection with Outlook is so proprietary and inflexible that it’s effectively useless for any existing Outlook user.
The Mail option is usually grayed out. That’s because you need a MobileMe account from Apple to enable this option. Any other email service doesn’t qualify .. move along, nothing to see here.
Contacts can only be synced between iCloud and a specific iCloud Contacts folder it creates in Outlook.
There’s no way to make the iCloud Contacts folder the default contacts folder or ensure new contacts are saved in that folder.
You can copy/move your existing Contacts to the iCloud Contacts folder but any new contacts will go to the original contacts folder.
That means you have to keep checking to make sure any contacts are in the iCloud Contacts folder because there’s no way to do it automatically.
CALENDAR AND TASKS
It’s the same problem here. iCloud makes new Calendar folders independent of any existing, default calendars.
You can’t change Outlook’s settings so these new calendar/s are the default location for new appointments.
The result of all this is that customers will have to check their calendar, contacts and tasks folders manually and move any new entries into the iCloud equivalents. Hardly a satisfactory solution.
STICK WITH ITUNES
These severe limitations in iCloud with Windows are in stark contrast to the long standing method of syncing an Apple device with Outlook using iTunes. You plug your device into a computer with iTunes and it will sync all your music, apps and Outlook folders.
Unlike the simplistic iCloud version, in iTunes you can select which Outlook folders to sync. You can choose your existing calendar and contacts folders to synchronize and the choices even default to the Outlook default folders.
In other words the iTunes method of Outlook connection works while the iCloud one doesn’t, for all practical purposes.
Even better, with the latest iTunes and iOS v5 you can use iTunes to sync without the cable. The iPhone, iTouch or iPad and iTunes can sync whenever they are on the same local network.
OR USE WHAT YOU HAVE
Exchange Server, Small Business Server, Office 365, Gmail and Hotmail users don’t need the iCloud service. All those mail hosts already store your calendar and contacts in a ‘cloud’ that you can connect to Apple devices using ActiveSync plus you get email connection without paying for MobileMe.
In short, iCloud is worse that useless with Outlook and there are better, cheaper ways to keep your data synchronized anyway.
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Select the picture file you want, and click the Insert down arrow.
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In Microsoft Outlook, how can I categorize my Contacts and send email using the categories?
If you want to send email to or arrange meetings with people on your Contacts list without using your Personal Address Book or personal distribution lists, you can use the category function in Outlook. To do this, you must first categorize the Contacts you want in a specific group. Once they are categorized, you can send email to that category.
Note: Contacts entries have no default category. Consequently, individual Contacts that you have not categorized will display with "none" when viewed by category.
To categorize your Contacts:
In Outlook, go to your Contacts section.
Select the individual Contacts you would like to put in a particular category by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking the entries you want.
To categorize, from the Home tab (Outlook 2010) or the Edit menu (Outlook 2007), click Categorize.
From the drop-down list, click the box next to any of the predefined categories. You can also create your own category by clicking All Categories at the bottom of the drop-down list.
Note: Individual Contacts can belong to more than one category.
To send email to all the Contacts in a category:
In Outlook, go to your Contacts section.
To view by category in Office 2010, from the Home tab, click the drop-down arrow in the "Current View" section and select By Category. In 2007, from the View menu, select Current View, and then By Category.
Click the category to which you want to send email.
To send mail in Outlook 2010, from the Home tab, select Email. In Outlook 2007, from the Actions menu, select Create, and then New Message to Contact. In Outlook 2003, from the Actions menu, select New Message to Contact.
Anyone else having these issues. Seems to be for BIS users only.
One suggestion is to uninstall Desktop Software 6 and reinstall 5 until they find a fix. Click here for software.
Here is another suggestions: Microsoft KB