Syncing Outlook Contact groups with Gmail Google Groups
Posted on 2014-02-04
I'm trying to get my customer what he wants but I'm no longer sure that I can make this happen for him.
He really likes his Outlook 2010 client program, but he wanted to move to Google Apps for Business mainly because he wants to use several apps on he and his business partner's Androids that work with Google drive. They already share a few Google calendars on their Outlook clients. So I foolishly assured him that Outlook would have no problem syncing with Gmail, Google Calendar, and Contacts using Google Apps Sync.
Well Google Apps Sync did successfully move his contacts up to Gmail but all in one big group. My first impression was, "Hey no problem, we'll just create corresponding Google Groups and place each contact in the appropriate group using the Groups drop down check boxes. The problem is that if my client adds a new contact to an Outlook Contact Group, it will not sync that to the corresponding Google Group.
So is there a way to do this? Do I need to start testing 3rd party solutions? Any help would be appreciated.