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Just out of the blue, iTunes starts synching my all-day events in Outlook (standalone, no Exchange server) one day after the event and in some cases TWO days early.

I've already checked the time-zone issues and tried replacing all the iPhone calendar with the Outlook calendar

Using

  • iPhone 3g
  • Outlook 2010 64bits
  • iTunes 10.2

Update: I've downgraded the phone to iOS 3.1.3 and still have the same problem

Update 2: here is a vCal asked in comments. It's a birthday that it's on jun-6 and on the iPhone it's on jun-5

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 14.0 MIMEDIR//EN
VERSION:2.0
METHOD:PUBLISH
X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE
BEGIN:VEVENT
CREATED:20110531T120427Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20090606
DTSTAMP:20110531T120427Z
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20090605
LAST-MODIFIED:20110531T120427Z
RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTHDAY=6;BYMONTH=6
SEQUENCE:0
SUMMARY:Cumple Juanjo
TRANSP:TRANSPARENT
UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000C02147BE711FCC01000000000000000
    01000000021D38136E245D8419393E44CC34FF56A
X-MICROSOFT-CDO-BUSYSTATUS:FREE
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

I see that DTSTART tells jun-5 but don't know if this affects the iPhone or how to change it.

Update 3: The recurrence range start is the culprit. Outlook have different fields for the actual recurrence date and other the recurrence start, but vCal has only one date, so Outlook use the recurrence range start instead of the actual date.

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Hi Eduardo - I'm having the same problems (iphone 4 & Outlook 2010) - I have also tried the same things as you have without any success - I look forward to any help withthis issue - Michael –  user5069 Apr 6 '11 at 2:47
    
Michael: no luck so far: My iPhone calendar is useless –  Eduardo Molteni Apr 6 '11 at 13:20
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Can you make a few fake events, export them from Outlook into vCal format, and then post it here? Might be helpful. –  Jordan Reiter May 31 '11 at 4:54
    
Jordan: added vCal –  Eduardo Molteni May 31 '11 at 12:12
    
Have you considered switching to another program or service? If you're using a Mac, iCal is quite good. If you're using Windows, you could try using MobileMe or Google Calendar. (I know this doesn't answer your question, but it might help remove your problem) –  Kyle Cronin Jun 5 '11 at 19:51
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