This seems to be a common problem, but I couldn't find any solutions.

I want to sync my Google Calendar with Outlook 2011

I tried this solution:

  1. Sync Google Calendar with iCal
  2. Then sync iCal with Outlook

I want to get my Google events into Outlook.

But I have a Problem:

  1. Works fine. All my Google events are in iCal
  2. Outlook won't show my iCal events. I did it with this solution

What can I do as syncing directly from Outlook to Google isn't possible.

Further Information:

  • Add an event in iCal -> shows up in Outlook
  • Add an event in Outlook -> doesn't show up in iCal

2 Answers 2


Not exactly sure what you are trying to do here, perhaps you could clarify in an edit?

I have intrepreted that you have Google cal synced with iCal, but want to sync iCal with Outlook.

You can sync iCal with Outlook. The full instructions are on microsofts Outlook for mac support page

  • Prior to OS X 10.9, you can sync Outlook for Mac and iCal/Calendar using Sync Services. As of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Sync Services is no longer available and this approach will not work any longer.
    – MikeTRose
    Mar 1, 2014 at 15:00

The sync page referred to in the above answer had been removed from the Microsoft page. All of the references on the MS page say that since os x doesn't support CalDAV you can't sync your mac cal with outlook 2011.

Drives everyone go Google if your a gmail user.

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