Syncing OwnCloud with Outlook and Android
With online connectivity increasing ever so much year by year it is about time I ‘sync’ my work environment. I’ve loaded up an owncloud server on my digital ocean droplet and installed the calendar app.
Connecting Owncloud with Outlook
- Visit here
- Extract and run the CalDavSynchronizer.Setup.msi
- Launch Outlook, plugin should be started
- Click on Calendar at bottom of outlook
- To the right of File, Home, Send/Receive, Folder, View is a new view window called CalDav Synchronizer
- Click on it
- Click on Synchronization Profiles
- Set Name to what you wish it to be called
- Outlook Folder should be set to Calendar
- Check Synchronize items immediately after change
- DAV URL you can get by hovering over your calendar name in owncloud via a web browser. Usually is http://domain-or-ip/remote.php/dav/calendars/owncloudusername/calendarname-1/
- Enter in username for owncloud
- Enter in password for username
- Click on test settings
- The rest you can setup as you wish
If it doesn’t sync right away, click on CalDav Synchronizer and hit synchronize now. Also refresh your calendar view in owncloud browser.
Connecting Owncloud with Android
In my search for a simple synchronization for android and owncloud I came across this blog post.
- Essentially, download or open F-droid
- Search for Caldav Sync Adapter
- Go to settings, Accounts
- Add Caldav sync adapter
- Input your ownbox credentials (caldav url, username, password)'
- From the Settings, Accounts window click on Caldav Sync Adapter
- Slide to enable calendar sync
Now you can use the built in google calendar app which will pull in your calendar data.