I use an Exchange server for work email and calendar, and I use an iCloud/iCal calendar at home and freelance business.

I want to sync all my iCloud calendar items - not contacts, email or anything else.

How can I do this?


The two services are not designed to easily merge with one another. There are numerous syncing tools available, but when you have multiple sync services interacting with each other (in this case: iCloud, middle man service & Exchange are each their own sync service) you dramatically increase the chance of serious sync corruptions.

As your goal is to see all of your calendars everywhere, I recommend setting up both services on all of your devices. You will want to use the following apps, depending on platform, for an ideal experience and visibility to both calendars:

  • Mac: use Apple Calendar (formerly, iCal). See this guide for setting up both account types.

  • PC: use Outlook. See this guide for setting up iCloud in Outlook. See this guide for setting up Exchange accounts in Outlook.

  • iOS: See this guide for setting up iCloud. See this guide for setting up Exchange.


It may be possible for you to sync the two calendars but its a bit of a convoluted process.

  1. Install google apps sync and use that to sync your exchange with google calendar.
  2. use something like SyncMate to sync google with iCloud.

Don't know how effective this is but it may be your best option.

(iCloud will apparently sync with a standalone version of outlook out of the box)

  • Does this not assume the user is an osx based iCloud user? – adolf garlic Sep 2 '13 at 21:05

There really isn't any need to sync the Exchange and iCloud calendars together. All you have to do is add both calendars to iCal, iOS or on the Mac, and you will see all of those events.

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    yes there is, i cannot see my personal events on exchange server, at work. Hence why I asked the question. – Graeme Hutchison Apr 11 '12 at 20:07
  • Sorry Graeme, I misunderstood. I thought you just wanted to be able to see all your events. I do what you're describing but I do it in iCal. I've added both iCloud and Exchange calendars and it works fine. Any reason not to do this in iCal and instead of in Exchange? – afragen Apr 11 '12 at 20:24
  • Yes, its a work PC – Graeme Hutchison Apr 13 '12 at 6:57
  • Time for an iPad? – afragen Apr 13 '12 at 16:07
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    Its wrong for this question then isn't it? – Graeme Hutchison Apr 15 '12 at 8:09

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