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A friend wants to sync his calendar (also his contacts if possible) with a non-iPhone device.

Is there a way to connect a device to iCloud via Exchange or CalDav. If so where could the specific parameters like servers and ports be found?

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I have a way to do this that may help your friend. My setup does what you're describing.

I use Microsoft Exchange for work and Gmail for everything else. I sync my iCal with Google calendar, Addressbook with Google contacts and use mail.app for all emails. I use 4 devices and all of them have the same contacts and calendar information.

Since Addressbook and iCal have my current information, any non-iPhone device with access to Google calendar and contacts could use what I have on my Macs. The non-iPhone device will need to be capable of syncing with Google calendar and contacts and most apps today have that functionality.

I also have a Comcast account that meshes fine with this setup since mail.app uses Addressbook and iCal instead of Comcast's contacts and calendar. I sync everything by using the sync icon in the menu bar several times a week. My setup includes an iPhone, iPad, Imac and MBP.

I'm researching iCloud to backup my Addressbook and contacts as well but I'm not in a rush since this setup performed reliably for the last 4 years.

  • Currently Google Calendar is not an option for him. I am looking for a solution to connect his device to iCloud. – Besi Nov 15 '11 at 10:01
  • What kind of device does he use? – bg2011 Nov 16 '11 at 13:21
  • He would like to use a Windows Phone – Besi Nov 16 '11 at 14:47
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    @Besi. Here's a recent article that discusses windows options. I've had no experience with the app discussed in the article but wanted t pass it along. pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/242401/… – bg2011 Nov 17 '11 at 11:37
  • This Preferences app seems to be what my friend needs. He can sync it to outlook and then surely from there to his Windows Phone. Thanks a lot! – Besi Nov 17 '11 at 23:07

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