Outlook tasks and multiple computers
Maybe I'm not outlook savvy enough, but I set up my tasks following the setup guide (nice clear instructions by the way), and then I entered all my 'stuff' from all my current lists (I use basecamp for that right now but wanted something with more flexibility to move among lists).
Then I got to work this morning, and there was nothing there. I entered everything from home, and it appears outlook has local storage of tasks.
Is that right? Am I doing something wrong? I access my work from at least three and often five different computers in a given workweek so this is a non starter for me if its really the way outlook works.
Are you connecting to Exchange?
I think you need a central Microsoft Exchange server/account for tasks to be shared between Outlook on multiple computers.
Do you have this or are you using internet email (eg. Gmail, IMAP, POP).
Outlook just does not work that way
How would Outlook (at home) know about your Outlook computers at work? (and would you really want it to?)
Originally Posted by EngineeringProf
Unless all of those computers are on the same logical ActiveDirectory domain, or are using the same Microsoft Exchange server, you won't be able to see your home Outlook data on your work Outlook computers. Outlook does not (nor has ever) worked that way.
The data is always local, unless you deposit it elsewhere with a configuration option to connect it to Microsoft Exchange or similar.
If you want, you could try using Zimbra Desktop or Funambol, and configure those Outlook systems to sync their data to an (external) Funambol server via their Outlook plugin, then you would be able to have the data you have in Outlook synchronized across all of the computers.
But that may not be permitted, depending on the policy of the systems at your workplace. Where I work, we can't even change the wallpaper or open the clock, because the systems are so very locked down (major financial institution).